Thank you!And, absolutely!
History of Black and Asian Performance form the Victoria and Albert Museum (series of articles) is a fantastic place to start…fair warning, you’re definitely going to have to refine your topic:
Here is a series of downloadable PDFs from the V&A.
Here is some further reading on this topic:
- Alexander, Catherine M.S., and Stanley Wells, eds. Shakespeare and Race,. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- Banham, Martin, and others, eds. African Theatre: Playwrights & Politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
- Banham, Martin, and others, eds. The Cambridge Companion to African and Caribbean Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
- Bean, Annemarie, ed. A Sourcebook of African-American Performance: Plays, People, Movements. London: Routledge, 1999.
- Bourne, Stephen. Black in the British Frame: The Black Experience in British Film and Television. 2nd edn. London: Continuum, 2001.
- Brandon, James R., ed. The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
- Croft, Susan, and others. Black and Asian Performance at the Theatre Museum: A User’s Guide. London: V&A Theatre Museum, 2003.
- Donnell, Alison, ed. Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture. London: Routledge, 2002.
- Harris, Roxy, and Sarah White, eds. Changing Britannia: Life Experience with Britain. London: New Beacon, 1999.
- Harrison, Paul Carter, and others, ed. Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the Black Diaspora. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002.
- Layiwola, Dele, ed. African Theatre in Performance: A Festschrift in Honour of Martin Banham. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic, 2000.
- Lindfors, Bernth, ed. Africans on Stage: Studies in Ethnological Business. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
- Tompsett, A. Ruth, ed. Black Theatre in Britain. in ’Performing Arts International’. 1996, vol. I, part 2
Here’s a link to Disabusing-Common-Notions, which deals specifically with people of color in European Drama and Theater.
Here is a Masterpost of specific works you can look into from that blog.
Here’s a post about the work of Wole Soyinka, whose work involves analysis of Ancient Greek, Yoruba, and Italian Theater.