ISBN13:978-0253207784 ISBN10: 0253207789 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0253312600 ISBN10: 0253312604
Summary: ''H[starred review] Powerful and rich, this outstanding contribution to theater arts is recommended for contemporary literature and black studies collections.'' -- Library JournalEdited by award-winning U.S. playwright William Branch, this is a landmark collection of plays addressing various aspects of the global black experience by outstanding black playwrights from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North and South America. Among the plays are dramas by Nobel laureates Derek Walco
tt and Wole Soyinka, pioneering folklorist Efua Sutherland, and two-time Pulitzer prize winner August Wilson.
Summary: ''H[starred review] Powerful and rich, this outstanding contribution to theater arts is recommended for contemporary literature and black studies collections.'' -- Library JournalEdited by award-winning U.S. playwright William Branch, this is a landmark collection of plays addressing various aspects of the global black experience by outstanding black playwrights from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North and South America. Among the plays are dramas by Nobel laureates Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka, pioneering folklorist Efua Sutherland, and two-time Pulitzer prize winner August Wilson. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:93 Cover: Print On Demand Publisher:Indiana University Press Published: 08/01/1993 International: No
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Black Dramatists in the Diaspora: The Beginnings Death and the King's Horseman Edufa Woza Albert! Pantomime Lament for Rastafari Sortilege II: Zumbi Returns Slave Ship In Splendid Error Joe Turner's Come and Gone The Talented Tenth The Dramatists
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