Lonely Stardust: Two Plays, a Speech, and Eight Essays

Lonely Stardust: Two Plays, a Speech, and Eight Essays

by Andrea Hairston

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Overview

Lonely Stardust: Two Plays, a Speech, and Eight Essays brings us the text of nine marvelous works of scholarly performance as well as two works of drama in which the fantastic shows us the way through despair. In several of the pieces here, Hairston�s sharp, visionary eye examines Hollywood blockbusters and finds a great deal to think about, even as she impatiently slices through hackneyed received views that do popular culture and its fans no favors. Taken together, these essays and plays broadcast a message of hope and intelligence that defiantly insists that our ability and desire to tell stories defines our humanity and is one of our most valuable resources.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149824397
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 523 KB

About the Author

Andrea Hairston is a Professor of Theatre and Afro-American Studies at Smith College, as well as the Artistic Director of Chrysalis Theatre. Her first novel, Mindscape, which was short-listed for the Philip K. Dick and James Tiptree Awards, was awarded the Carl Brandon Society�s Parallax Award, while her next novel, Redwood and Wildfire was awarded the James Tiptree as well as the Carl Brandon Society�s Kindred Award. Her plays have been produced at Yale Rep, Rites and Reason, the Kennedy Center, Stage West, and on Public Radio and Television. She has received many awards for her dramatic writing and directing, including NEA and Ford Foundation grants.

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