Contemporary African American Women Playwrights [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the last 50 years, American and World theatre have been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. Contemporary African American Women Playwrights is the first critical volume to explore the contex
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Overview

In the last 50 years, American and World theatre have been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. Contemporary African American Women Playwrights is the first critical volume to explore the contex
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203933541
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 207
  • File size: 483 KB

Meet the Author

Philip C. Kolin is Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has published more than 35 books including Understanding Adrienne Kennedy (2005), The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia (2004), and Othello: New Critical Essays (Routledge, 2001). He is general editor of the Routledge book series Shakespeare Criticism. He is also a poet who has published three books of verse.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Philip C. Kolin 1. "Something's going on here that concerns me": Johnson, Hurston, Bonner, and Hansberry David Krasner 2. Dialectical Dialogues: Performing Blackness in the Drama of Alice Childress Soyica Diggs 3. "Shaking Loose": Sonia Sanchez's Militant Drama Jacqueline Wood 4. American History/African Nightmares: Adrienne Kennedy and Civil Rights Philip C. Kolin 5. "Boogie Woogie Landscapes: The Dramatic/Poetic Collage of Ntozake Shange James Fisher 6. The Feminist/Womanist Vision of Pearl Cleage Beth Turner 7. "We must keep on writing": The Plays of Aishah Rahman Brandi Wilkins Catanese 8. Glenda Dickerson’s Nu Shu: Combining Feminist Discourse/Predagogy/Theatre Freda Scott Giles 9. "Everybody's Talking": Anna Deavere Smith's Documentary Theater Joan Wylie Hall 10. Diggin the Fo'-Fathers: Suzan-Lori Parks's Histories Debby Thompson 11. An Intimate Look at the Plays of Lynn Nottage Sandra G. Shannon 12.An Interview with Lynn Nottage Sandra G. Shannon Notes on Contributors

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