By Emmanuel S. Nelson
Despite their major contributions to the yank theater, African American dramatists have got much less severe awareness 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 ebook 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 through a professional contributor and contains a biography, a dialogue of significant works and subject matters, a precis of the playwright's severe 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 variants and anthologies. the most well known performs of the 20 th century were written by means of African american citizens, and highschool scholars and undergraduates examine their works. yet for all their acceptance and impact, African American playwrights have obtained much less severe realization than poets and novelists. This reference bargains thorough severe checks of greater than 60 African American dramatists from the nineteenth century to the present.
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