Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940 / Edition 1

Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940 / Edition 1

by James V. Hatch, Wayne State University Press
     
 

This compilation of sixteen plays written during the Harlem Renaissance brings together for the first time the works of Langston Hughes, George S. Schuyler,

Francis Hall Johnson, Shirley Graham, and others. In the introduction, James V. Hatch sets the plays in a historical context as he describes the challenges presented to artists by the political and social

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Overview

This compilation of sixteen plays written during the Harlem Renaissance brings together for the first time the works of Langston Hughes, George S. Schuyler,

Francis Hall Johnson, Shirley Graham, and others. In the introduction, James V. Hatch sets the plays in a historical context as he describes the challenges presented to artists by the political and social climate of the time. The topics of the plays cover the realm of the

human experience in styles as wide-ranging as poetry, farce, comedy, tragedy, social realism, and romance. Individual introductions to each play provide essential biographical background on the playwrights.

In the continuing rediscovery of writers and works from the Harlem Renaissance, Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance 1920-1940 serves as essential background for contemporary readers and is a valuable contribution to African American literary and theatrical scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814325803
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
African American Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.21
On the Fields of France (1920)23
Willis Richardson27
A Pillar of the Church (1929)32
George S. Schuyler45
The Yellow Peril (1925)48
Alvira Hazzard61
Mother Liked It (1928)63
Joseph S. Mitchell73
Son-Boy (1928)76
Ralf M. Coleman93
The Girl from Back Home (1929)96
John Frederick Matheus107
Black Damp (1929)111
Andrew M. Burris125
You Mus' Be Bo'n Ag'in (1930)128
Mercedes Gilbert201
Environment (1931)203
Francis Hall Johnson227
Run Little Chillun (1933)230
Conrad Seiler281
Darker Brother (1938)285
Langston Hughes331
Scarlet Sister Barry (1938)335
Young Black Joe (1940)338
The Organizer (1938)342
The Em-Fuehrer Jones (1920)358
Shirley Graham363
Track Thirteen (1940)368
AppendixDocuments Relevant to the Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance391

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