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African American dramatists : an A to Z guide

Author: Emmanuel S Nelson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African American playwrights have received less critical attention than poets and novelists. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of more than 60 African American dramatists from the 19th century to the present." "Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the dramatist's critical reception, and primary and secondary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Bio-bibliography
Biography
Dictionaries
Bio-bibliography Dictionaries
Biography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel S Nelson
ISBN: 0313322333 9780313322334
OCLC Number: 55617025
Description: 527 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) --
James Baldwin (1924-1987) --
Amiri Baraka (1934- ) --
Marita Bonner (1898-1971) --
Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) --
William Blackwell Branch (1927- ) --
William Wells Brown (1814-1884) --
Elizabeth Brown-Guillory (1954- ) --
Ed Bullins (1935- ) --
Ben Caldwell (1937- ) --
Vinnette Carroll (1922-2002) --
Pearl Cleage (1948- ) --
Kathleen Conwell Collins (1942-1988) --
J(oan) California Cooper (?- ) --
Kia Corthron (1962- ) --
Ossie Davis (1917- ) --
Thomas Covington Dent (1932-1998) --
Owen Dodson (1914-1983) --
Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935) --
Lonne Elder III (1931-1996) --
Rudolph Fisher (1897-1934) --
J.E. Franklin (1937- ) --
Charles Gordone (1925-1995) --
Shirley Graham (1896-1977) --
Micki Grant (1941- ) --
Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958) --
William Harrison Gunn (1934-1989) --
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) --
Leslie Pinckney Hill (1880-1960) --
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859-1930) --
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) --
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) --
Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880?-1966) --
Samuel L. Kelley (1948- ) --
Adrienne Kennedy (1931- ) --
May Miller (1899-1995) --
Ron Milner (1938-2004) --
Loften Mitchell (1919-2001) --
Barbara Molette (1940- ) --
Richard Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) --
Robert O'Hara (1970- ) --
OyamO (1943- ) --
Suzan-Lori Parks (1964- ) --
Louis Stamford Peterson (1922-1998) --
Aishah Rahman (1937- ) --
Willis Richardson (1889-1977) --
Sonia Sanchez (1934- ) --
Victor Sejour (1817-1874) --
Ntozake Shange (1948- ) --
Ted Shine (1931- ) --
Anna Deavere Smith (1950- ) --
Eulalie Spence (1894-1981) --
Wallace Thurman (1902-1934) --
Eugene (Jean) Pinchback Toomer (1894-1967) --
Joseph A. Walker (1935- ) --
Douglas Turner Ward (1930- ) --
Samm-Art Williams (1946- ) --
August Wilson (1945- ) --
Charlayne Woodward (1955- ) --
Richard Wright (1908-1960) --
Marvin X (1944- ).
Responsibility: edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson.
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Includes lengthy critical entries on more than 60 African American playwrights from the 19th century to the present.  Read more...

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