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Black & Asian Performance - A Users' Guide

Cover of the Black and Asian Performance at the Theatre Museum - A User's Guide publication

Cover of the Black and Asian Performance at the Theatre Museum - A User's Guide publication

The Theatre collections contain an enormous amount of material that relates to black theatre history.

Because of the difficulty for researchers in pinpointing it among our very large collections we have developed a publication, 'Black and Asian Performance at the Theatre Museum - A User's Guide', especially useful to the non-expert, the student, the beginning researcher, as well as other curators.

This publication describes the materials available within the collections of playbills and programmes, library books, videos and specialised archive collections.

Black and Asian Performance at the Theatre Museum - A User's Guide was the V&A Theatre collections’ first major step in bringing its collections on the vital history of black performance to life.

It was published in 2003, but still provides a useful introduction to relevant material within our collections.

The guide is available as a series of downloadable files:

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