WorldCat Identities

Alpha, Jenny 1910-2010

Overview
Works: 28 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 47 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Actor, Singer, Performer, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: ML420.A5838, 782.42164092
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Jenny Alpha, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Jenny Alpha
 
Most widely held works by Jenny Alpha
La sérénade du muguet by Jenny Alpha ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris créole blues by Jenny Alpha ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Minorité visible, cinéma invisible portraits du cinéma Afro-Français = Invisible cinema, visible minority : photographies of Afro-French cinema by Samy Nja Kwa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Zobel by Joseph Zobel ( Recording )
in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an interview with Joseph Zobel as well as a dramatic presentation by actors and musicians of portions from one of Zobel's novels, La rue Cases-Nègres
Madame Celat va bien ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ms. Celat lives with her son and grandson, and this old lady from Martinique has long known that it's necessary to take things in hand to make life pleasant. And if, one bad day, everything crumbles around her, she still has to assert her unalterable faith in life. Ms. Celat is a woman of strength. For her, everything is fine
Jazz on biguine ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romeo et Juliette ( )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Douvant pote doudou biguine ( Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Un siècle de Jenny by Federico Nicotra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Indiqué sur la jaquette : Portrait d'une femme d'exception, ce film retrace, en sa compagnie, la longue carrière de Jenny Alpha (1910-2010). Cette artiste martiniquaise a consacré sa vie à faire reconnaître la culture créole et à ouvrir le théâtre français aux comédiens noirs. Elle raconte ici son parcours d'auteur-interprète à comédienne, ses rencontres avec les surréalistes et les intellectuels défenseurs de la négritude, et son combat pour obtenir des rôles au théâtre. Arrivée en 1929 à Paris, Jenny rêve de théâtre mais se confronte au racisme. "Vous ne pouvez pas jouer Racine" lui dit-on. A une époque colonialiste qui s'amuse avec Joséphine Baker, elle s'affirme en créole, reprenant d'anciens chants de travailleurs africains. "Elle a donné ses lettres de noblesse à la musique de la femme antillaise" et s'est battue pour "faire émerger toutes les souffrances d'une société que l'on connaissait d'une manière coloniale et folklorique" (Alex Uri, musicologue). Un combat salué par Aimé Césaire, son ami : "Elle est toujours restée fidèle à son peuple, à ses origines." A 55 ans, elle perce enfin au théâtre dans "La Tragédie du roi Christophe". Elle va enchaîner les rôles (Shakespeare, Brecht, Sophocle, Tchekhov) jusqu'à la fin de sa vie - on la voit ici en répétition d'un texte de Duras. Elle marque le paysage théâtral français dans "Folie ordinaire d'une fille de Cham" de Julius Amédé Laou, mis en scène par Daniel Mesguich (et film de Jean Rouch en 1986)
Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collet monte biguine ( Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Histoires de l'esclavage racontées à Marianne by Alain Foix ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Brûle rivière brûle ( )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ecchymose ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Le bleu des villes by Stéphane Brizé ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Etre contractuelle, ce n'est pas toujours facile...surtout lorsque son amie d'enfance Mylène est devenue une star de la météo et publie déjà son premeier roman. Solange va remettre sa vie, son métier et même son mariage en question pour devenir chanteuse
Mémoire d'Isles ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
La vieille quimboiseuse et le majordome ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
La cerisaie ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collet monte biguine ( Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Douvant pote doudou biguine ( Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alpha-Villard Jenny 1910-2010
Villard Jenny Alpha- 1910-2010
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