A black sergeant cries out in the night, "They still hate you," then is shot twice and falls dead. Set in 1944 at Fort Neal, a segregated army camp in Louisiana, Charles Fuller's forceful dramawhich won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 and has been regularly seen in both its original stage and its later screen versiontracks the investigation of this murder. A Soldier's Play is more than a detective story: it is a tough, incisive exploration of racial tensions and ambiguities among blacks and between blacks and whites that gives no easy answers and assigns no simple blame.
|Publisher:||Samuel French, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
Charles Fuller, the author of many award-winning dramas for stage and screen, teaches Afro-American studies at Temple University. He won the Pulitzer Prize for A Soldier's Play, as well as an Academy Award nomination for his screen adaptation, A Soldier's Story, starring Denzel Washington.