Errol Hill

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Errol Gaston Hill was born on August 5, 1921 in Trinidad, West Indies, the son of Thomas David and Lydia (Gibson) Hill. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. Before joining Dartmouth College, where he was the first tenured African American faculty member, Hill had held teaching appointments at the University of the West Indies, the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and the City University of New York

Over the course of his career, Hill acted in, produced and directed hundreds of plays and pageants in the West Indies, England, the United States and Nigeria with amateur, semi-professional and professional companies. His most famous play, Man Better Man (1964), which represented Trinidad …

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Editors. "Errol Hill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 August 2004
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