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Contemporary African American women playwrights

Contemporary African American women playwrights

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Published by Routledge in Abingdon, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • American drama -- Women authors -- History and criticism,
  • American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • African American women -- Intellectual life

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

    Statement[edited by] Philip Kolin.
    SeriesCasebooks on modern dramatists
    ContributionsKolin, Philip C.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS338.N4 C66 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17907214M
    ISBN 109780415978262
    LC Control Number2007017379

    African American Dramatists: an A-to-Z Guide Ref PSN4 A69 ; The African American Theatre Directory, a Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups Ref PNA35 P48 ; African American Women Playwrights: a Research Guide Ref PSN5 A ; Africana: the Encyclopedia of the African and African American Author: Isabel Espinal. But as A Raisin in the Sun demonstrates, plays by African American women dramatists can have a powerful message and are worthy of attention. A comprehensive research tool, this annotated bibliography sheds light on the often neglected works of contemporary African American female playwrights.

    Contemporary African American female playwrights: an annotated bibliography. [Dana A Williams] But as A Raisin in the Sun demonstrates, plays by African American women dramatists can have a powerful message and are worthy of attention.A comprehensive research tool. Read the full-text online edition of Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays: A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their.

      María Irene Fornés is an avant-garde playwright and director who was a leading figure in the s’ Off-Off-Broadway themes focus on poverty and feminism, with her lesbian identity playing a central role. The author of over 30 plays, her play Fefu and Her Friends was revolutionary for being immersive and having an entirely female cast.   As a contemporary playwright, I am inspired by pioneer African American women playwrights such as Angelia Weld Grimké, born in James V. Hatch and Ted Shine write in Black Theatre USA: Plays by African Americans—The Early Period that,“Grimké was the only daughter of Archibald Grimké and Sarah E. Stanley.


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Following her phenomenal-albeit nonlinear-rise to prominence since the early s, Nottage remains ambitious in her efforts to place even more dramatic focus on the many untold stories of African and African American women.

The title of this essay comes from Aishah Rahman’s essay “Tradition and a New Aesthetic.” Born inRahman 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.

InRichard 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.

Not since has there been such a valuable resource in this porary African American Female Playwrights is an invaluable addition to the annals of theatre history resources. Williams has made a major contribution that will prove valuable to theatre scholars and those interested in African American women playwrights."-Modern DramaManufacturer: Greenwood.

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS: A CASEBOOK. Edited by Philip C. Kolin. Casebooks on Mod-ern Dramatists Series. New York: Routledge, ; pp. x + $ cloth.

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights: A Casebook demonstrates the depth and breadth of accomplishments by several black female writ-Author: Jocelyn L.

Buckner. Contemporary African American Women Playwrights is the first critical volume to explore the contexts and influences of these writers, and their exploration of black history and identity through a wealth of diverse, courageous and visionary dramas."--Jacket.

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The first book-length study devoted to African American women playwrights, Elizabeth Brown-Guillory's Their Place on the Stage: Black Women Playwrights in America, was published in Table of contents for Contemporary African American women playwrights / [edited by] Philip Kolin.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. All in all, Performing Gender Violence: Plays by Contemporary American Women Dramatists is a thoroughly researched book, which eloquently blends theoretical considerations with close-reading analyses of specific plays.

Get this from a library. Contemporary African American women playwrights: a casebook. [Philip C Kolin;] -- The first critical volume to explore the contexts for and influences of female African American dramatists, including their exploration of black history and identity through diverse, courageous, and.

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Kolin compiles a wealth of new essays, comprising. Buckner provides a review of Kolin's "Contemporary African American Women Playwrights." Comments This article was originally published in Theatre Journal, vol issue 4, in Author: Jocelyn L.

Buckner. Get this from a library! Contemporary African American women playwrights: a casebook. [Philip C Kolin;] -- In the last 50 years, American and World theatre have been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. Contemporary African American Women."[African Women Playwrights] brings together an essential collection of writings by international women."--Feminist Formations “I have long wished there were a collection of the work of African women playwrights.

This unique and valuable volume makes a truly significant contribution to the field of both African theatre and black women’s.This volume addresses the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theater, from the early pioneers to contemporary feminists.

Each chapter introduces the reader to the work of one or more playwrights, covering significant writers such as Rachel Crothers, Susan Glaspell, Lillian Hellman, Sophie Treadwell, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, Megan Terry, Ntozake Shange 3/5(1).