By Emmanuel S. Nelson
Despite their major contributions to the yankee theater, African American dramatists have bought much less serious consciousness than novelists and poets. This reference deals 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 means of knowledgeable contributor and contains a biography, a dialogue of significant works and subject matters, a precis of the playwright's serious reception, and first and secondary bibliographies. the amount closes with a particular, basic bibliography.
African American dramatists have made huge, immense contributions to the theater and their works are incorporated in different versions and anthologies. one of the most renowned performs of the twentieth century were written via African americans, and highschool scholars and undergraduates learn their works. yet for all their acceptance and effect, African American playwrights have obtained much less serious recognition than poets and novelists. This reference deals thorough serious exams of greater than 60 African American dramatists from the nineteenth century to the present.
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