Early Black American Playwrights and Dramatic Writers

This essay has shown the origin and development of the black American playwright ... However , the few serious plays of this period were , for the most part ...

Author: Bernard L. Peterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313266212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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The poems of Into These Knots, Ashley Anna McHugh's debut collection, glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, interrogating and elucidating in elegant and supercharged speech ultimate questions and intimate foibles. With equal parts intelligence and passion, Ms. McHugh can quarrel with scripture or riff on the amorous pleadings of Andrew Marvell or the stark musings of Baudelaire. In "Cairns," a brilliant sequence that plays with the boundaries of the sonnet, mountain hikes in rural West Virginia trace, among other things, the difficult pathways to the divine.

More Black American Playwrights

_: Black Terror. Nation 213 (29 November 1971): 572^574. . : Black Visions: Harris, Sanchez, and Wesley. Nation 2TT717 April 1972): 508-509.

Author: Esther Spring Arata

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UOM:39015025135503

Category: Art

Page: 321

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Contemporary African American Female Playwrights

This reference book sheds light on the achievement of these playwrights and directs researchers to studies of their works.

Author: Dana A. Williams

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

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Though Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1959) raised the world's awareness of the abilities of African American female playwrights, both the theater and the literary world often have neglected to include contemporary African American women dramatists within the circle of production, publication, and criticism. This reference book sheds light on the achievement of these playwrights and directs researchers to studies of their works. The first section includes a selected listing of anthologies that contain one or more plays by an African American female dramatist who has published at least one play since 1959. The second provides entries for reference works and for general and scholarly criticism about the dramatists and their plays. The third gives a selected listing of individual dramatists' published plays, with summaries of each drama; the dramatists' primary works related to drama; and secondary works that treat the dramatists and their plays. Entries are accompanied by concise yet informative annotations. The volume closes with a selected listing of periodicals that typically publish criticism of African American female playwrights, brief biographical sketches of the dramatists, and extensive indexes.

Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays

This work provides a wealth of information on obscure and overlooked American playwrights as well as some famous ones; it will be a welcome addition for collections specializing in the theater arts.

Author: Bernard L. Peterson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313251908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 625

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This work provides a wealth of information on obscure and overlooked American playwrights as well as some famous ones; it will be a welcome addition for collections specializing in the theater arts. Reference Books Bulletin This directory and index, the first such volume devoted exclusively to contemporary black American dramatists, will have an important place in theatre collections. It captures and preserves an elusive part of artistic endeavor, giving access to literally thousands of dramatic works that would otherwise be lost to scholars and the public. Organized as an encyclopedia, it provides information on more than 600 noteworthy Black American playwrights whose plays have been written, produced, or published between 1950 and the present. The volume begins with an introductory essay surveying the history of contemporary black American drama. Playwrights, screenwriters, radio and television scriptwriters, and musical theatre collaborators are treated in individual entries that comprise the bulk of the book. The volume also supplies a bibliography of anthologies, books, and periodicals cited; mailing addresses for more than 200 of the playwrights; and title and subject indexes.

American Writers

More Black American Playwrights: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1978. Bailey, Brooke. The Remarkable Lives of 100 Women Writers and ...

Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108094

Category: American literature

Page: 430

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"American Writers focuses on the rich diversity of American novelists

African American Dramatists

A more specialized directory, Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays provides brief descriptions of most of her dramatic works and also ...

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 527

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Presents alphabetical entries for sixty-one playwrights who wrote from the early nineteenth through the late twentieth century, containing biographical information about the authors and critical assessments of their works.

Black Female Playwrights

More Black American Playwrights. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1978. Arata, Esther Spring, and Nicholas John Rotoli. Black American Playwrights, 1800 to ...

Author: Kathy A. Perkins

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253113665

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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"Fine reading and a superb resource." -- Ms. "Highly recommended." -- Library Journal "Perkins has chosen the plays well, and her issue-oriented introduction places the women and their works in a literary and historical context." -- Choice "As well as being centered on the black experience, the plays in Black Female Playwrights are centered on the female experience." -- Voice Literary Supplement "Perkins' anthology is valuable for a number of reasons... Perkins' book (which includes a bibliography of plays and pageants by black women before 1950 as well as a selected bibliography of critical works) is a major help in providing access to [the world of black drama]." -- Theatre Journal The need to acknowledge these works was the impetus behind this volume. Perkins has selected nineteen plays from seven writers who were among the major dramatizers of the black experience during this early period. As forerunners to the activist black theater of the 1950s and 1960s, these plays represent a critical stage in the development of black drama in the United States.

African American Dramatists An A to Z Guide

The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. African American dramatists have made enormous contributions to the theater and their works are included in numerous editions and anthologies.

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313052897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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Despite their significant contributions to the American theater, African American dramatists have received less critical attention than novelists and poets. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of the lives and works of African American playwrights from the 19th century to the present. The book alphabetically arranges entries on more than 60 dramatists, including James Baldwin, Arna Bontemps, Ossie Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a summary of the playwright's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. African American dramatists have made enormous contributions to the theater and their works are included in numerous editions and anthologies. Some of the most popular plays of the 20th century have been written by African Americans, and high school students and undergraduates study their works. But for all their popularity and influence, African American playwrights have received less critical attention than poets and novelists. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of more than 60 African American dramatists from the 19th century to the present.

The African American Theatre Directory 1816 1960

A comprehensive directory of more than 600 Black professional, semi-professional, and academic stage organizations and theatres from the early 19th century to the revolutionary Black theatre movement of the 1960s.

Author: Bernard L. Peterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313295379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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A comprehensive directory of more than 600 Black professional, semi-professional, and academic stage organizations and theatres from the early 19th century to the revolutionary Black theatre movement of the 1960s.

Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays

C. REFERENCE BOOKS AND CRITICAL STUDIES Includes specific studies of black American playwrights and their plays as well as more general resource materials ...

Author: Bernard L. Peterson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313251908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 625

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This work provides a wealth of information on obscure and overlooked American playwrights as well as some famous ones; it will be a welcome addition for collections specializing in the theater arts. Reference Books Bulletin This directory and index, the first such volume devoted exclusively to contemporary black American dramatists, will have an important place in theatre collections. It captures and preserves an elusive part of artistic endeavor, giving access to literally thousands of dramatic works that would otherwise be lost to scholars and the public. Organized as an encyclopedia, it provides information on more than 600 noteworthy Black American playwrights whose plays have been written, produced, or published between 1950 and the present. The volume begins with an introductory essay surveying the history of contemporary black American drama. Playwrights, screenwriters, radio and television scriptwriters, and musical theatre collaborators are treated in individual entries that comprise the bulk of the book. The volume also supplies a bibliography of anthologies, books, and periodicals cited; mailing addresses for more than 200 of the playwrights; and title and subject indexes.

Profiles of African American Stage Performers and Theatre People 1816 1960

Among the professional artists included in this volume are performers, librettists, lyricists, directors, producers, choreographers, stage managers, and musicians.

Author: Bernard L. Peterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313295344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

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Entries provide succinct biographical and theatrical information gathered from a variety of sources including library theater and drama collections, dissertations and theses, newspaper and magazine reviews and criticism, theater programs, theatrical memoirs, and earlier performing arts directories. Among the professional artists included in this volume are performers, librettists, lyricists, directors, producers, choreographers, stage managers, and musicians. The individuals profiled represent almost every major category and genre of the professional, semiprofessional, regional, and academic stage including minstrelsy, vaudeville, musical theater, and drama.

The A to Z of African American Theater

More Black American Playwrights: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1978. Arata, Esther Spring, and Nicholas John Rotoli. Black American ...

Author: Anthony D. Hill

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870614

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

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African American Theater is a vibrant and unique entity enriched by ancient Egyptian rituals, West African folklore, and European theatrical practices. A continuum of African folk traditions, it combines storytelling, mythology, rituals, music, song, and dance with ancestor worship from ancient times to the present. It afforded black artists a cultural gold mine to celebrate what it was like to be an African American in The New World. The A to Z of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, directors, playwrights, plays, theater producing organizations, themes, locations, and theater movements and awards.

The New Cavalcade

African American writing from 1760 to the present Arthur Paul Davis, Jay Saunders Redding, ... Arata, Esther S. More Black American Playwrights.

Author: Arthur Paul Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020850395

Category: African Americans

Page:

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Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

More Black American Playwrights: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1978. Arata, Esther Spring, and Nicholas John Rotoli. Black American ...

Author: Anthony D. Hill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538117293

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 754

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.

Early Black American Writers

able to chisel the heroic couplet when no more than sixteen or eighteen years of age, was amazing; and the diction—“fieecy care,” “tuneful nine,” “feather'd ...

Author: Benjamin Brawley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486144634

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 305

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DIVDefinitive anthology of important Black writers: Banneker, Douglass, Delany, many others. With extensive commentary. /div

African American Writers

In the 1970s, with the Black Power movement starting to decline, African- American literature started to focus on more specific issues within the community.

Author: Amy Sickels

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604133110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 141

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Profiles notable African Americans and their work in the field of literature, including Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, and Toni Morrison.

Slavery Race in American Popular Culture

The most important primary works are discussed in the text and listed in the notes . REFERENCE Arata , Esther Spring . More Black American Playwrights : A ...

Author: William L. Van Deburg

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299096343

Category: History

Page: 263

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In this ambitious work, William L. Van Deburg offers the first inter-disciplinary survey of American popular culture and its historical attitudes toward slavery and race. Spanning more than three centuries, from the colonial era to the present, Van Deburg's overview analyzes the works of American historians, dramatists, novelists, poets, lyricists, and filmmakers, and exposes, through those artists' often disquieting perceptions, the cultural underpinnings of our current racial attitudes and divisions. Anyone interested in American history, Afro-American studies, slavery, mass culture, or literature will find this work to be essential reading, both as far-ranging cultural history and as an important study of how we came to be a nation still enslaved by popular stereotypes,