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King, Woodie Jr 1937-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 9,894 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Poetry  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PS628.N4, 812.54080352
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Publications about Woodie King
Publications by Woodie King
Most widely held works by Woodie King
Black drama anthology by Woodie King( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,850 libraries worldwide
"When this landmark collection first appeared in the early 1970s, an exciting new generation of black playwrights had come of age in a startingly short time. Suddenly the boundaries between stage and life had been dissolved by writers determined to tell what it means to be black in the here and now of America as no white had ever really known it. The twenty-three plays in this collection vary enormously in mood, method, and mode of attack. There is harsh realism, high and low comedy, surreal displacement of time, place and personality, using original techniques that compare with jazz in their innovative power. All, however, have their foundations firmly rooted in the truth of the black experience. Uncompromising in their vision and power, this bold new generation of playwrights gave voice to the anger, passion and pride that shaped a movement, and continue to energize the American theatre today" --Back cover
Black short story anthology by Woodie King( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
Each of the stories in this volume stands by itself as a finely wrought individual expression of one Black writer's experience, talant, and vision
The national black drama anthology : eleven plays from America's leading African-American theaters ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
The forerunners : Black poets in America ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 libraries worldwide
New plays for the Black theatre ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Voices of color : scenes and monologues from the Black American theatre ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
A collection of scenes and monologues by African American playwrights
BlackSpirits: a festival of new Black poets in America ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Anthology of the works of thirty leading contemporary Black poets
Black theatre the making of a movement ( visu )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
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
The impact of race : theatre and culture by Woodie King( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
"Woodie King, Jr.'s new book is an impassioned stand against racism, sexism, and classism in theatre and culture." "In The Impact of Race, Woodie King explores the politics of art, the funding for Black organizations, the critics' reviews of Black Theatre, and the way in which awards are handed out, among other pertinent topics."--Jacket
The death of a prophet by Morgan Freeman( visu )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and German and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Recounts the last days of civil rights legend Malcolm Little, better known as Malcolm X, examining the circumstances surrounding his assassination and presenting a "what if" that portrays Malcolm X in the world as it was following his death
The River Niger Death of a prophet by Louis Jr. -- Freeman, Morgan Gossett( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Death of a prophet: Combines documentary footage with reenactments. A suspense thriller which follows the events in the final 24 hours of the life of religious and political leader Malcolm X
Black theatre, present condition by Woodie King( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Black poets and prophets; the theory, practice, and esthetics of the Pan-Africanist revolution by Woodie King( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
El Hajj Malik El Shabazz by Woodie King( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Employs a blend of news footage, dramatization and testimonials to recreate the final days of Malcolm X
Black theater interviews ( visu )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Black theater the making of a movement ( visu )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement which transformed the American stage
The River Niger ( visu )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Employs a blend of news footage, dramatization, and interviews to recreate the final days and assassination of religious and political leader Malcolm X. Begins with a series of interviews with those who were close to the slain civil rights leader. The main part of the film consists of a dramatization of the last day of Malcolm X's life
The system of Dante's Hell by Amiri Baraka( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
"A remarkable narrative of childhood and youth's spiraling out of Dante's Inferno."--
Blood tide Deadly drifter ; The river Niger ; Death of a prophet ( visu )
in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Deadly drifter: A self-styled urban guerrilla is sent on clandestine assignments across the U.S. by a mysterious employer. Blood tide: An archaeologist working in Greece awakens a sea creature whose killing can only be stopped by sacrificing a virgin. A house painter/poet struggles to provide emotional and financial support for his cancer-stricken wife. Death of a prophet: Chronicles the final twenty-four hours of the life of Malcolm X
Black theater interviews ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers
 
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Alternative Names
King, Woodie
King, Woodie Jr
Woodie King
Woodie King, Jr. Amerikaans toneelregisseur
Languages
English (161)
German (1)
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