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Contemporary plays by African American women : ten complete works

Contemporary plays by African American women : ten complete works / edited by Sandra Adell.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015.

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Additional Authors
  • Adell, Sandra
  • Barfield, Tanya.
  • Shephard-Massat, S. M..
  • Hall, Katori.
  • Salter, Nikkole.
  • Thompson, Lisa B., 1965-
  • Nottage, Lynn.
  • Anderson, Christina (Playwright).
  • Diamond, Lydia R., 1969-
  • Brooks, J. Nicole.
  • Garrett, Keli.
xix, 408 pages : portraits; 25 cm
African American women have increasingly begun to see their plays performed from regional stages to Broadway. Yet many of these artists still struggle to gain attention. In this volume, Sandra Adell draws from the vital wellspring of works created by African American women in the twenty-first century to present ten plays by both prominent and up-and-coming writers. Taken together, the selections portray how these women engage with history as they delve into--and shake up--issues of gender and class to craft compelling stories of African American life. Gliding from gritty urbanism to rural landscapes, these works expand boundaries and boldly disrupt modes of theatrical representation.
Blue door / Tanya Barfield -- Levee James / S.M. Shephard-Massat -- Hoodoo love / Katori Hall -- Carnaval / Nikkole Salter -- Single black female / Lisa B. Thompson -- Fabulation, or The re-education of Udine / Lynn Nottage -- BlackTop sky / Christina Anderson -- Voyeurs de Venus / Lydia R. Diamond -- Fedra / J. Nicole Brooks -- Uppa creek : a modern anachronistic parody in the minstrel tradition / Keli Garrett.
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Sc E 16-47
  • 9780252039713
  • 0252039718
  • 9780252081194
  • 0252081196
  • 907966294
  • 907966294
Contemporary plays by African American women : ten complete works / edited by Sandra Adell.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015.
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Women Americans African Americans
Added Author
Adell, Sandra, editor.
Barfield, Tanya. Blue door.
Shephard-Massat, S. M.. Levee James.
Hall, Katori. Hoodoo love.
Salter, Nikkole. Carnaval.
Thompson, Lisa B., 1965- Single black female.
Nottage, Lynn. Fabulation.
Anderson, Christina (Playwright). Blacktop sky.
Diamond, Lydia R., 1969- Voyeurs de Venus.
Brooks, J. Nicole. Fedra.
Garrett, Keli. Uppa creek.
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