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The darker face of the earth : a verse play in fourteen scenes

Author: Rita Dove
Publisher: Brownsville, OR : Story Line Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A play in verse about a white woman who has a black child by a slave in pre-Civil War South Carolina. The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner and is the present U.S. poet laureate. This verse play, based on the story of Oedipus & placed within the context of slavery, is set on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina.
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Genre/Form: Historical drama
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dove, Rita.
Darker face of the earth.
Brownsville, OR : Story Line Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624156900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Dove
ISBN: 0934257744 9780934257749
OCLC Number: 29311813
Notes: "4,000 unsigned copies in wrappers, 250 numbered copies hardbound and signed by the author, and 26 copies lettered A-Z, hardbound and signed by the author and illustrator"--Colophon.
Description: 140 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Rita Dove.

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A play in verse about a white woman who has a black child by a slave in pre-Civil War South Carolina. The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner and is the present U.S. poet laureate. This verse play, based on the story of Oedipus & placed within the context of slavery, is set on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina.

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