Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950 (Blacks in the Diaspo)

Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950 (Blacks in the Diaspo) by Kathy A Perkins

ISBN10: 0253343585
ISBN13: 978-0253343581
Author: Kathy A Perkins
Title: Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950 (Blacks in the Diaspo)
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First edition. edition (November 1, 1989)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1747 kb
Size PDF: 1606 kb
Rating: 4.2/5
Votes: 391
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Subcategory: Dramas & Plays

Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950 (Blacks in the Diaspo) by Kathy A Perkins



Fine reading and a superb resource." ―Ms.

Highly recommended." ―Library Journal

Perkins has chosen the plays well, and her issue-oriented introduction places the women and their works in a literary and historical context." ―Choice

As well as being centered on the black experience, the plays in Black Female Playwrights are centered on the female experience." ―Voice Literary Supplement

Perkins’ anthology is valuable for a number of reasons... Perkins’ book (which includes a bibliography of plays and pageants by black women before 1950 as well as a selected bibliography of critical works) is a major help in providing access to [the world of black drama]." ―Theatre Journal

The need to acknowledge these works was the impetus behind this volume. Perkins has selected nineteen plays from seven writers who were among the major dramatizers of the black experience during this early period. As forerunners to the activist black theater of the 1950s and 1960s, these plays represent a critical stage in the development of black drama in the United States.


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