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Contemporary African American women playwrights : a casebook

Author: Philip C Kolin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Casebooks on modern dramatists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 visionary dramas.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip C Kolin
ISBN: 9780415978262 0415978262 9780203933541 0203933540 9780415541121 0415541123
OCLC Number: 123767310
Description: ix, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the struggles and triumphs of staging gender and race in contemporary African American playwrights / Philip C. Kolin --
"Something's going on down here that concerns me" : Johnson, Hurston, Bonner, and Hansberry / David Krasner --
Dialectical dialogues : performing blackness in the drama of Alice Childress / Soyica Diggs --
"Shaking loose" : Sonia Sanchez's militant drama / Jacqueline Wood --
American history/African nightmare : Adrienne Kennedy and civil rights / Philip C. Kolin --
"Boogie woogie landscapes" : the dramatic/poetic collage of Ntozake Shange / James Fisher --
Feminist/womanist vision of Pearl Cleage / Beth Turner --
"We must keep on writing" : the plays of Aishah Rahman / Brandi Wilkins Catanese --
Glenda Dickerson's Nu Shu : combining feminist discourse/pedagogy/theatre / Freda Scott Giles --
"Everybody's talking" : Anna Deavere Smith's documentary theatre / Joan Wylie Hall --
Digging the Fo'-fathers : Suzan-Lori Parks's histories / Debby Thompson --
Intimate look at the plays of Lynn Nottage ; Interview with Lynn Nottage / Sandra G. Shannon.
Series Title: Casebooks on modern dramatists.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Kolin.
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American and World theatre have been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. This book explores the contexts and influences of these writers,  Read more...

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