By Philip C. Kolin
'The outstanding array of students accrued during this assortment, all specialists within the box, learn the performs with nuance and situate them deftly inside their cultural and historic contexts. students of up to date theater and drama and of African American literature will locate price during this enticing collection.' – Choice
'For scholars and students of yankee theatre and drama typically and African American theatre and drama so much quite, this can be a very precious severe source.' – Harry Elam, Stanford collage, USA
In the last fifty years, American and global theatre has been challenged and enriched via the increase to prominence of diverse woman African American dramatists. Contemporary African American ladies Playwrights is the 1st serious quantity to discover the contexts and affects of those writers, and their exploration of black heritage and identification via a wealth of various, brave and visionary dramas.
Kolin compiles a wealth of recent essays, comprising:
- Yale pupil David Krasner at the dramatic legacy of Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Marita Bonner and Georgia Douglas Johnson
- individual chapters dedicated to: Alice Childress, Sonia Sanchez, Adrienne Kennedy, Ntozake Shange, Pearl Cleage, Aishah Rahman, Glenda Dickerson, Anna Deavere Smith and Suzan Lori-Parks
- an essay and accompanying interview with Lynn Nottage
- comprehensive dialogue of attendant theatrical varieties, from choreopoems and surrealistic performs, to documentary theatre and civil rights dramas, and their use in demanding racial and gender hierarchies.
Contributors: Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Soyica Diggs, James Fisher, Freda Scott Giles, Joan Wylie corridor, Philip C. Kolin, David Krasner, Sandra G. Shannon, Debby Thompson, Beth Turner and Jacqueline Wood.
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Contemporary African American Women Playwrights: A Casebook (Casebooks on Modern Dramatists) by Philip C. Kolin