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Black theatre : the making of a movement

Author: Woodie King; Joan Sandler; Ed Pitt; National Black Touring Circuit, Inc.; California Newsreel (Firm)
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1992.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Feature films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Woodie King; Joan Sandler; Ed Pitt; National Black Touring Circuit, Inc.; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 27723560
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1978.
Credits: Director of photography, James Malloy; film editor, Franklin Manno; music, John Lewis Sound.
Performer(s): Interviewers: Woodie King, Joan Sandler, Ed Pitt; interviewees: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Lonnie Elder III, Lloyd Richards, James Earl Jones, Amiri Baraka, Vinette Carroll, Ed Bullins, Richard Wesley, Ntozake Shange.
Description: 1 videocassette (114 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. Pioneers (41 min.) --
pt. 2. Theatre of our own (37 min.) --
pt. 3. The Black theatre and beyond (35 min.).
Other Titles: Pioneers.
Theatre of our own.
Black theatre and beyond.
Black theater
Making of a movement
Responsibility: written, produced & directed by Woodie King, Jr. ; a project of the National Black Touring Circuit Inc.

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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.

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