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The Theater of Black Americans : a collection of critical essays / edited by Errol Hill.


Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1980] .
ISBN 013912733X, 0139127259

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Other Authors Hill, Errol.
Subjects African American theater -- History.
African American theater.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.
American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American drama -- African American authors.
Series Twentieth century views.
Description 2 volumes ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, pages 217-221; volume 2, pages 159-163).
Contents Vol. 1. Part 1. Roots and rituals: the search for identity. Some African influences on the Afro-American theatre / James Hatch -- Notes on ritual in the new Black theater / Shelby Steele -- Two Afro-American contributions to dramatic form / Eleanor W. Traylor -- The aesthetic of modern Black drama : from mimesis to methexis / Kimberly W. Benston -- America's debt to the language of Black Americans / Jim Haskins and Hugh F. Butts -- An origin for the Negro spiritual / Eileen Southern -- An aesthetic of the cool: West African dance / Robert Farris Thompson -- Part 2. The image makers: plays and playwrights. Willis Richardson : pioneer playwright / Bernard L. Peterson -- Shuffle along : keynote of the Harlem Renaissance / Helen Armstead Johnson -- Langston Hughes as playwright / Darwin T. Turner -- Three Black playwrights : Loften Mitchell, Ossie Davis, Douglas Turner Ward / C.W.E. Bigsby -- Mom, Dad, and God : values in Black theater / William Cook -- Structural elements in Ed Bullins' plays / Samuel A. Hay -- The delicate world of reprobation : a note on the Black revolutionary theater / Michael W. Kaufman.
Vol. 2. Part 1. The presenters : companies of players. The Lafayette Players, 1917-1922 / Sister M. Francesca Thompson -- The role of Blacks in the Federal Theatre, 1935-1939 / Ronald Ross -- The American Negro Theatre / Ethel Pitts Walker -- Black theater in the South : report and reflections / Ellen Foreman -- The National Black Theatre : the sun people of 125th Street / Jessica B. Harris -- Part 2. The participators : audiences and critics. Into nationalism, out of parochialism / Larry Neal -- It's a long way to St. Louis : notes on the audience for Black drama / Adam David Miller -- The Black theatre audience / Thomas D. Pawley -- Critics, standards and Black theatre / Margaret B. Wilkerson -- Black critics on Black theatre in America / Abiodun Jeyifous -- Two views by White critics : (1). Must I side with Blacks or Whites? / Eric Bentley ; (2). Enroute to the future / Stanley Kaufmann -- Black theater : the search goes on / Lindsay Patterson.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5171416
(OCoLC)ocm05171416
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