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Author: Alice Childress; Kathy A Perkins
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of five plays by twentieth-century author and actress Alice Childress, including "Florence," "Gold through the Trees," "Trouble in Mind," "Wedding Band : A Love/Hate Story in Black and White," and "Wine in the Wilderness."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Childress; Kathy A Perkins
ISBN: 9780810127517 0810127512
OCLC Number: 672300093
Description: xxxix, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Florence (1949) --
Gold through the trees (1952) --
Trouble in mind (1955) --
Wedding band : a love/hate story in black and white (1966) --
Wine in the wilderness (1969).
Other Titles: Plays.
Responsibility: Alice Childress ; edited by Kathy A. Perkins.

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As the first African American woman to have a play professionally produced in New York City (Gold Through the Trees, in 1952) and the first woman to win an Obie for Best Play (for Trouble in Mind, in  Read more...

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