TREVOR DAVE RHONE was a Jamaican writer, playwright and film maker. He co-wrote, with director Perry Henzell, the internationally successful film “The Harder They Come” (1972).
Trevor Rhone, the last child of twenty-three, 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, now known as the St. Jago High School.
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. 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.
In addition to Two Can Play, Trevor’s script writing include the films The Harder They Come (1972), coauthor; Smile Orange (1974), based on his play of the same name; “Top Rankin”; “Milk and Honey”(1988), winner;”One Love”(2003), Cannes Film Festival favorite. He was awarded the Musgrave Gold Medal in 1988 for his work by the Institute of Jamaica.
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