Forever Free by Marvin Ishmael


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Forever Free by Marvin Ishmael

The exciting story of Cudjoe, a Jamaican folk hero. Set in the 17th Century, when the first Africans came to Jamaica as slaves, through storytelling, music and dance, the play tells of the slaves' fight for their freedom. First against the Spanish, then the English. The Maroons never lost a battle against the Spanish or the English. Before the Emancipation of the slaves throughout the Caribbean, the Maroons had their own towns, schools and were able to trade with the rest of Jamaica.

First produced by Theatre Fountainhead, Toronto ON, 1986

Chalmers Award Recipient, 1987
Dora Mavor Moore nominated, 1987

Keywords: Freedom; Jamaican hero; Maroons: Caribbean story;
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Run time: 40 minutes
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 1
Musician roles: 1
Suitable for students 14+
Note: study guide available