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Black drama [electronic resource] : African, African American, and diaspora 1850 to present
Alternate Title Black drama, second edition
2nd ed
[Alexandria, VA.] : Alexander Street Press, 2008-
Location Call Number Status
 Web  PN2270.A35 B5    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) American drama -- African American authors -- Databases
African Americans -- Drama -- Databases
American drama -- Databases
Theater -- United States -- Databases
African American theater -- Databases
Black theater -- Databases
Drama -- Black authors -- Databases
Blacks -- Drama -- Databases
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Note Produced in collaboration with the University of Chicago
Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 27, 2008)
Summary "Black Drama, Second Edition contains the full text of 1,310 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection of black drama, is the project's editorial advisor. More than a quarter of the collection will consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Alice Childress, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. The database covers key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists of the 1940s. The collection includes musical comedies, domestic dramas, folk dramas, history plays, anti-slavery plays, one-act plays, and other works. Many were published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, others have never before been published or performed. The plays explore themes including civil rights, desegregation, and a wide range of ideologies - integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist. While the collection is strong in social and political drama, it also covers domestic drama and satires. The collection includes works by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ed Bullins, Phillip Hayes Dean, Ted Shine, Aishah Rahman, Paul Carter Harrison, James Baldwin, Alica Childress, Rita Dove, Charles Fuller, Ron Milner, Sonia Sanchez, Melvin Van Peebles, Joseph Walker, Richard Wesley, Adrienne Kennedy, and many others"--About the Database
Alternate Author Alexander Street Press
University of Chicago

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