By Emmanuel S. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0313322333

ISBN-13: 9780313322334

Despite their major contributions to the yankee theater, African American dramatists have got much less serious consciousness than novelists and poets. This reference bargains thorough serious exams of the lives and works of African American playwrights from the nineteenth century to the current. The e-book alphabetically arranges entries on greater than 60 dramatists, together with James Baldwin, Arna Bontemps, Ossie Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright. each one access is written by way of a professional contributor and contains a biography, a dialogue of significant works and topics, a precis of the playwright's serious reception, and first and secondary bibliographies. the amount closes with a specific, common bibliography.

African American dramatists have made huge, immense contributions to the theater and their works are incorporated in several variations and anthologies. essentially the most renowned performs of the twentieth century were written through African american citizens, and highschool scholars and undergraduates learn their works. yet for all their recognition and impression, African American playwrights have acquired much less severe cognizance than poets and novelists. This reference bargains thorough serious exams of greater than 60 African American dramatists from the nineteenth century to the present.

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