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Edgar White plays,

Title
Edgar White plays, [1971-1987?].
Author
White, Edgar, 1947-
Supplementary Content
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Found In
c2pc Negro Ensemble Company. Negro Ensemble Company records. (CStRLIN)NYPW98-A157.
Description
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Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Humanities Resources for African and African Diasporan Studies Access Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Plays.
  • Scripts.
Access (note)
  • There are no restrictions on access to the plays.
Source (note)
  • Negro Ensemble Company
Biography (note)
  • Playwright, novelist and musician.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms a part of: Negro Ensemble Company records. See collection record for more information.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Sc MG 345
Author
White, Edgar, 1947-
Title
Edgar White plays, [1971-1987?].
Access
There are no restrictions on access to the plays.
Summary
Collection consists of seven unpublished play scripts. Titles are: "The life and times of J. Walter Smintheus," [1971]; "La gente," [1973]; "Masada, or, The desert," [1979]; "Like them that dream," [1983]; under the leading title "The long and cheerful road to slavery," a trilogy of one-act plays, consisting of "That generation," "The case of Dr. Kola," and "Man and soul," [1987?].
Linking Entry
Forms a part of: Negro Ensemble Company records. See collection record for more information.
Biography
Playwright, novelist and musician. Edgar White was born in Montserrat, British West Indies and came to the United States in 1952. He attended City College of the City University of New York, 1964-65; New York University, B.A., 1968; he attended also Yale University School of Drama, where he was also playwright-in-residence, 1971-73. White is the author of more than a dozen plays, several of which have been produced Off-Broadway. He has worked with the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater and the Cincinnati Playhouse in Ohio; he was the artistic director of the acting company, Yardbird Players Co., 1974-77. He is member of the Black Theatre Alliance and Authors Guild. His awards and honors include O'Neill playwright award; grants from Rockefeller Foundation, 1974, New York State Council on the Arts, 1975, Creative Artists Public Service, and National Endowment for the Arts.
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White, Edgar, 1947- Life and times of J. Walter Smintheus.
White, Edgar, 1947- Gente.
White, Edgar, 1947- Masada.
White, Edgar, 1947- Desert.
White, Edgar, 1947- Like them that dream.
White, Edgar, 1947- Long and cheerful road to slavery.
White, Edgar, 1947- That generation.
White, Edgar, 1947- Case of Dr. Kola.
White, Edgar, 1947- Man and soul.
Negro Ensemble Company.
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Humanities Resources for African and African Diasporan Studies Access Project.
Found In:
c2pc Negro Ensemble Company. Negro Ensemble Company records. (CStRLIN)NYPW98-A157.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 345
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