2009/3/31 Hartman de Souza <hartman.deso...@gmail.com> > > Derek Antao was a legendary English teacher at SIES College, Mumbai, and a > well known playwright of the late 60s and early 70s whose plays were > published in a little theatre journal coming out of Delhi, called Enact. > > I would appreciate some information on Derek Antao and a chance to stage a > retrospective of his plays.
Google, of course! Derek Antao was published by Writer's Workshop, the P.Lal-run Calcutta-based one man organisation that published nearly 3000 books in its lifetime. (Some people I know dismiss it as a vanity publishing outfit, yet so many Goan writers got their early breaks there... or would have died unsung.) The Open Library [http://openlibrary.org/] is another interesting venture, which allows us to honour Goa's achievers in the written word. Please see the links to Antao there (still awaiting completion): Give us this day a black sheep by Derek Antao Published in 1980, Writers Workshop, sole agents, Indus (Calcutta, Glastonbury, Conn) http://openlibrary.org/b/OL3927430M/Give-us-this-day-a-black-sheep Derek Antao  1936 - 2002 Derek Antao, dramatist, retired as Head of the Department of English, SIES College of Arts and Science, University of Mumbai, in 1996. Author of 14 plays, of which one has been published by the Writers Workshop (Give Us This Day Our Black Sheep) and Acushla, was published in the magazine Enact. His plays include Requiem For a Professor, Rock a Bye My Broken Doll, Vannakam Appa, And Then - Diwali, Let There Be Light, Cogito Ergo Sum, Yellow Fever, College I see You as an Open Mouth, Tabula Rasa, Autumn Serenade and Faria.Most of these plays, except the two published ones cited above exist only as Manuscripts. A Brief Review of some of his plays has appeared in the Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (JSL), Spring 2007. http://openlibrary.org/a/OL1598465A/Derek-Antao Rgds, FN -- FN * http://fredericknoronha.wordpress.com M +91-9822122436 P +91-832-2409490 http://twitter.com/fn On Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/people/Frederick-Noronha/502514643 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison