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Black drama anthology

Black drama anthology / edited by Woodie King and Ron Milner; with a new foreword by Woodie King.
  • New York : New American Library, 1986.
  • ©1971

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Additional Authors
  • King, Woodie, Jr., 1937-
  • Milner, Ron
vii, 671 pages; 18 cm.
"When this landmark collection first appeared in the early 1970s, an exciting new generation of black playwrights had come of age in a startingly short time. Suddenly the boundaries between stage and life had been dissolved by writers determined to tell what it means to be black in the here and now of America as no white had ever really known it. The twenty-three plays in this collection vary enormously in mood, method, and mode of attack. There is harsh realism, high and low comedy, surreal displacement of time, place and personality, using original techniques that compare with jazz in their innovative power. All, however, have their foundations firmly rooted in the truth of the black experience. Uncompromising in their vision and power, this bold new generation of playwrights gave voice to the anger, passion and pride that shaped a movement, and continue to energize the American theatre today" --Back cover.
Series Statement
Drama/Black studies
American drama – African American authors – 20th century.
  • "A Meridian book"
Introduction: evolution of a people's theater / Woodie King and Ron Milner -- Junkies are full of (SHHH ...) / Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) -- Bloodrites, by Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) -- Junebug graduates tonight / by Archie Shepp -- The corner / Ed Bullins -- Who's got his own / Ron Milner -- Charades on East Fourth Street / Lonne Elder -- Gabriel / Clifford Mason -- Brotherhood / Douglas Turner Ward -- The one / Oliver Pitcher -- The marriage / Donald Greaves -- The owl killer / Philip Hayes Dean -- Requiem for Brother X / William Wellington Mackey -- Ododo / by Joseph A. Walker -- All white caste / Ben Caldwell -- Mother and child / Langston Hughes -- The breakout / Charles (Oyamo) Gordon -- Three X love / Ron Zuber -- A medal for Willie / William Branch -- Ladies in waiting / Peter DeAnda -- Black cycle / Martie Charles -- Strictly matrimony / Errol Hill -- Star of the morning / Loften Mitchell -- Toe jam / Elaine Jackson.
Call Number
Sc C 87-60
  • 0452008069
  • 9780452008069
  • 0452009022
  • 9780452009028
  • 7956763
  • 381995382
  • 381995382
Black drama anthology / edited by Woodie King and Ron Milner; with a new foreword by Woodie King.
New York : New American Library, 1986.
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Drama/Black studies
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Added Author
King, Woodie, Jr., 1937- editor.
Milner, Ron, editor.
Research Call Number
Sc C 87-60
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