WorldCat Identities

King, Woodie Jr 1937-

Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Woodie King
Black drama anthology by Woodie King( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When this landmark collection first appeared in the early 1970s, an exciting new generation of black playwrights had come of age in a startingly short time. Suddenly the boundaries between stage and life had been dissolved by writers determined to tell what it means to be black in the here and now of America as no white had ever really known it. The twenty-three plays in this collection vary enormously in mood, method, and mode of attack. There is harsh realism, high and low comedy, surreal displacement of time, place and personality, using original techniques that compare with jazz in their innovative power. All, however, have their foundations firmly rooted in the truth of the black experience. Uncompromising in their vision and power, this bold new generation of playwrights gave voice to the anger, passion and pride that shaped a movement, and continue to energize the American theatre today" --Back cover
Black short story anthology by Woodie King( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the stories in this volume stands by itself as a finely wrought individual expression of one Black writer's experience, talent, and vision
The national black drama anthology : eleven plays from America's leading African-American theaters( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology celebrates the diversity of black voices now writing for theater
The forerunners : Black poets in America( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New plays for the Black theatre( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage. Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community. Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls... reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present. "An extraordinary documentary...A must for every contemporary theatre course." - Margaret Wilkerson, former Director, Center for Theatre Arts, U.C. Berkeley "Brilliantly captures the essence, soul and spirit of the Movement...Required viewing." - Larry Hamlin, National Black Theatre Festival
Voices of color : scenes and monologues from the Black American theatre( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of scenes and monologues by African American playwrights
BlackSpirits: a festival of new Black poets in America( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of the works of thirty leading contemporary Black poets
The impact of race : theatre and culture by Woodie King( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Woodie King, Jr.'s new book is an impassioned stand against racism, sexism, and classism in theatre and culture." "In The Impact of Race, Woodie King explores the politics of art, the funding for Black organizations, the critics' reviews of Black Theatre, and the way in which awards are handed out, among other pertinent topics."--Jacket
The death of a prophet by Morgan Freeman( Visual )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and German and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the last days of civil rights legend Malcolm Little, better known as Malcolm X, examining the circumstances surrounding his assassination and presenting a "what if" that portrays Malcolm X in the world as it was following his death
The River Niger ; Death of a prophet by Louis Gossett( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Niger: Based on Joseph A. Walker's Tony Award winning play "The River Niger" as presented on stage by the Negro Ensemble Company. Story of a ghetto family torn apart by a revolution, but held together through misfortune. Examines what might happen, and how people will react, when the tension of city life turns to violent revolution
Black theatre, present condition by Woodie King( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black poets and prophets; the theory, practice, and esthetics of the Pan-Africanist revolution by Woodie King( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theater : interviews( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. Presents an encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
Malcolm X by William Strickland( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employs a blend of news footage, dramatization and testimonials to recreate the final days of Malcolm X
Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.J. Gibson, Playwright, interviewed by Joan Hepburn and Woodie King Jr
Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrence Spivey, Artistic Director of Karamu House, interviewed by Woodie King Jr
Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Micki Grant, Composer, Playwright & Actress, interviewed by Woodie King Jr
The system of Dante's Hell by Amiri Baraka( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A remarkable narrative of childhood and youth's spiraling out of Dante's Inferno."--
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.11 for The River ... to 0.83 for Woodie Kin ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The national black drama anthology : eleven plays from America's leading African-American theaters
Alternative Names
King, Woodie

King, Woodie Jr

Woodie King

Woodie King, Jr Amerikaans toneelregisseur

Languages
English (165)

German (1)

Covers
The national black drama anthology : eleven plays from America's leading African-American theatersThe forerunners : Black poets in AmericaNew plays for the Black theatreVoices of color : scenes and monologues from the Black American theatreThe impact of race : theatre and culture