The Great White Hope

The Great White Hope

by Howard Sackler

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Overview

The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler

Tragic Drama / Characters: 8 male, 3 female, extras w/doubling

Winner of Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award!

"A great part a tragic hero, cheated, degraded, and at last brutally beaten. Mr. Sackler has used his hero, a figure based on the first Black heavyweight champion of the world, Jack Johnson (played by James Earl Jones), as a symbol in part of Black aspiration...Has an epic scope and range...It picks up the Johnson story soon after the Australian day in 1908 when Johnson whipped Tommy Burns and takes it to Havana in 1915, when Jess Willard, the Great White Hope, won it back for the Whites at least for a time."-The New York Times

"A highly theatrical and hugely rewarding evening."-Daily News

"Great theatre. Broadway at its very best."-Associated Press

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780573609602
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 711,635
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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