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Black Comedy - 9 Plays: A Critical Anthology with Interviews and Essays
     

Black Comedy - 9 Plays: A Critical Anthology with Interviews and Essays

by Hal Leonard Corp. (Created by), Pamela Faith Jackson (Editor), Karimah (Editor)
 
(Applause Books). This first-of-its kind collection includes a wide range of works, from an early examination and critique of American society after World War II to plays that reflect socio-political concerns that kept pace with historical events, like the sit-in demonstrations, the bus boycotts, black nationalism, and the women's liberation movement. A hybrid of

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(Applause Books). This first-of-its kind collection includes a wide range of works, from an early examination and critique of American society after World War II to plays that reflect socio-political concerns that kept pace with historical events, like the sit-in demonstrations, the bus boycotts, black nationalism, and the women's liberation movement. A hybrid of comedic forms including satire, farce, comedy of manners, romantic comedy, dark comedy, and tragicomedy are presented through vernacular language, stand-up performance art, masks, broad humor, as well as the minstrel show. Essays, articles and interviews complement this critical edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557832788
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

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