By Emmanuel S. Nelson
Despite their major contributions to the yank theater, African American dramatists have got much less serious realization than novelists and poets. This reference deals thorough serious checks 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. every one access is written by way of a professional contributor and features a biography, a dialogue of significant works and subject matters, a precis of the playwright's severe reception, and first and secondary bibliographies. the quantity closes with a particular, common bibliography.
African American dramatists have made huge, immense contributions to the theater and their works are integrated in different versions and anthologies. one of the most well known performs of the 20 th century were written by way of African american citizens, and highschool scholars and undergraduates learn their works. yet for all their reputation and impression, African American playwrights have got much less serious cognizance than poets and novelists. This reference bargains thorough serious tests of greater than 60 African American dramatists from the nineteenth century to the present.
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