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Gospel plays, operas, and later dramatic works

Author: Langston Hughes; Leslie Catherine Sanders
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2004.
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Although Langston Hughes had a lifelong engagement in theatre and other performance arts, his work in this area is the least known of his contributions to African American expressive culture. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Drama
Librettos
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Gospel plays, operas, and later dramatic works.
Columbia, Mo. ; London : University of Missouri Press, 2003
(OCoLC)604083593
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes; Leslie Catherine Sanders
ISBN: 0826214770 9780826214775
OCLC Number: 56726322
Description: xviii, 690 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Operas. --
Troubled island: an opera in three acts (1937,1949) --
The organizer: a blues opera in one act (1940) --
The barrier: an opera (1950) --
Esther: opera in three acts (1956) --
Port Town: an opera in one act (1960). --
Musicals. --
Tropics after dark (1940) --
Simply heavenly: a comedy (1957) --
Mister Jazz: a panorama in music and motion of history of Negro dancing (1960) --
Jericho-Jim Crow: a song play (1963) --
Tambourines to glory; a comedy (1963). --
Gospel plays. --
Black nativity: a gospel song-play for a varible cast (1961,1992) --
The gospel glow: a passion play (1962) --
Master of miracles ; a gospel song-play based on the Bible and Negro spirituals (1962) --
The prodigal son: a song-play with traditional spirituals, gospel hymms, and songs illuminating the Bible story retold (1965). Miscellaneous plays. --
For this we fight (1943) --
The ballot and me: the Negro's part in suffrage, an historical sequence (1956). --
Radio plays. --
Booker T. Washington in Atlanta (1940) --
Brothers (1942) --
Pvt. Jim Crow: a radio script (1943) --
In the service of my country (1944). --
Ballet librettos. --
The Amazon queen: a ballet libretto (1941) --
The Saint Louis blues: a ballet libretto based on the famous American classic by W.C. Handy (1941) --
Blues to be-bop ballet (1951) --
Two brothers/Dos hermanos: a ballet (1953) --
Ask your mama: a dance sequence for a man, a woman, and two narrators (1961) --
Bessie Smith descends (1961) --
Carmelita and the cockatoo: a ballet libretto (date unknown) --
The conga ends: a ballet libretto (date unknown). --
Lyrics from musicals. --Street scene (1947) --
Just around the corner; a musical comedy (1950). --
Cantatas. --
The five foolish virgins (1953) --
Godly is the house of God: a song for the dedication and daily redication of a church (1955) --
The glory around his head: a cantata of the resurrection (1957) --
Ballad of the brown king: a Christmas carol (1960) --
Let us remember (1965). --
Lyrics.
Responsibility: Langston Hughes ; edited with an introduction by Leslie Catherine Sanders.

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