Trevor Rhone

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Trevor D. Rhone
BornTrevor Dave Rhone
(1940-03-24)24 March 1940[1]
Died15 September 2009(2009-09-15) (aged 69)[1]
Kingston, Jamaica[1]
Cause of death
heart attack[1]
NationalityJamaican
EducationBeckford and Smith High School (now St Jago High)[1]
OccupationPlaywright and writer
Years activec1960-2009
Known forOld Story Time, Smile Orange, The Harder They Come, One Love[1]
Home townBellas Gate, St Catherine, Jamaica[1]
ChildrenThree[1] Traci, Trevor-David and Jonathan
RelativesNeville Rhone (brother)[1]
AwardsCommander of the Order of Distinction, Jamaica
Fellow of Rose Bruford College
Website
www.trevorrhone.com; trevorrhoneartistspage on facebook
 
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Trevor D. Rhone
BornTrevor Dave Rhone
(1940-03-24)24 March 1940[1]
Died15 September 2009(2009-09-15) (aged 69)[1]
Kingston, Jamaica[1]
Cause of death
heart attack[1]
NationalityJamaican
EducationBeckford and Smith High School (now St Jago High)[1]
OccupationPlaywright and writer
Years activec1960-2009
Known forOld Story Time, Smile Orange, The Harder They Come, One Love[1]
Home townBellas Gate, St Catherine, Jamaica[1]
ChildrenThree[1] Traci, Trevor-David and Jonathan
RelativesNeville Rhone (brother)[1]
AwardsCommander of the Order of Distinction, Jamaica
Fellow of Rose Bruford College
Website
www.trevorrhone.com; trevorrhoneartistspage on facebook

Trevor Dave Rhone (24 March 1940 – 15 September 2009)[2] was a Jamaican writer, playwright and film maker. He co-wrote, with director Perry Henzell, the internationally successful film The Harder They Come (1972).[3]

Life[edit]

Trevor Rhone, the last child of twenty-one, grew up in a tiny town of Bellas Gate in Jamaica. After seeing his first play at the age of nine he fell in love with theatre. Educated at Beckford & Smith High School (later St. Jago High School) in St Catherine, Jamaica,[4] he began his theatre career as a teacher after a three-year stint at Rose Bruford College, an English drama school, where he studied in the early 1960s on scholarship.[5] He was part of the renaissance of Jamaican theatre in the early 1970s. Rhone participated in a group called Theatre '77, which established The Barn, a small theatre in Kingston, Jamaica, to stage local performances. The vision of the group that came together in 1965 was that in 12 years, by 1977, there would be professional theatre in Jamaica.[6] He is arguably Jamaica's greatest playwright[4] and is considered the father and founder of theatre and drama in the Caribbean.

His prolific work includes the films The Harder They Come (1972), co-author; Smile Orange (1974), based on his play of the same name; Top Rankin′; Milk and Honey (1988), Toronto Film Festival Genie Award winner; One Love (2003), Cannes Film Festival favourite.

Death[edit]

Trevor D. Rhone died on 15 September 2009 of a massive heart attack, and was buried in Bellas Gate, St. Catherine, Jamaica. He is survived by his three children, Traci, Trevor-David and Jonathan, wife Camella and grandchild Sofia.

Works[edit]

Plays[edit]

Films[edit]

Honours[edit]

For a more complete list see Awards and Honours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Campbell, Howard (20 September 2009). "Curtains close Stage - A playwright's journey to greatness". Jamaica Gleaner. 3,022: 17. 
  2. ^ "Trevor D. Rhone, 69 - Caribbean Playwright Co-Wrote 'The Harder They Come'", The Washington Post, 17 September 2009.
  3. ^ "′Harder They Come′ writer looks back", Doug Miller, BobMarley.com, 28 March 2007.
  4. ^ a b Howard Campbell, "Trevor Rhone dies from heart attack", Jamaica Star.
  5. ^ "Trevor Rhone, a Writer of ‘The Harder They Come,’ Dies at 69", Rob Kenner, The New York Times, 21 September 2009.
  6. ^ Jamaica Gleaner, 2006-04-16.
  7. ^ a b c d "What Does Trevor Rhone Do?". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  8. ^ Rhone, Trevor (30 June 2004). Bellas Gate Boy. Macmillan Caribbean. ISBN 978-1-4050-3116-5. 
  9. ^ a b c O'Neill, Kinisha (31 March 2003). "close&personal with Trevor Rhone". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "CCT to Honour Trevor Rhone In New York". Jamaica Information Service (JIS). 22 February 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  11. ^ "Review of Bellas Gate Boy". Macmillan Caribbean. 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 

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