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Contemporary African American Women Playwrights A Casebook (Casebooks on Modern Dramatists) by Phillip Kolin

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Plays & playwrights,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • USA,
  • American,
  • Performing Arts / Theater / General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Theater - General,
  • Theater - Playwriting,
  • 20th century,
  • African American authors,
  • American drama,
  • History and criticism,
  • Women authors

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10209229M
ISBN 100415978262
ISBN 109780415978262

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The title of this essay comes from Aishah Rahman’s essay “Tradition and a New Aesthetic.” Born in , Rahman has fulfilled this mandate, working steadily for over three decades to create an impressive bibliography of plays that address the complex interworkings of race, class, gender, and spirituality within and beyond the : Brandi Wilkins Catanese. Black male playwrights historically have had a commanding voice in American theatre. In the s, Langston Hughes’s Mulatto () was the longest running play by an African American playwright on Broadway. In , Richard Wright adapted his widely known novel Native Son () for the : Philip C. Kolin. Contemporary Plays by African American Women Ten Complete Works. a dramatic sampling of the best and freshest African American women playwrights of the twenty-first century."--Artisia Green, College of William and Mary "Dr. Adell's book is a refreshingly contemporary collection of plays by both newer, and some more prominent, African. an African woman and a married man; Crumbs from the Table of Joy (), a s coming of age story for a young African American girl who refuses to be defined by societal conventions; Por’knocker (), an explosive political satire involving a “failed” act of civil disobedience carried out by a culturally diverse group of would-be Cited by: 2.

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