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9 Plays by Black Women

Wilkerson, Margaret B.

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ISBN 10: 060600274X / ISBN 13: 9780606002745
Published by Demco Media
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Title: 9 Plays by Black Women

Publisher: Demco Media

Binding: Turtleback

Book Condition:GOOD

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Nine plays by Beah Richards, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, Alexis DeVeaux, Aishah Rahman, ntozake shange, Kathleen Collins, Elaine Jackson, and P.J.

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This is a collection of plays by the major black women playwrights from 1950 to 1985. Though the plays are uneven in quality, they represent an important, underexplored group of theater voices. The editor's preface is a valuable survey of 20th century black women dramatists. Included are Beah Richards's A Black Woman Speaks, a landmark monologue; several strong dramas (e.g., Alice Childress's Wedding Band); and some successful experiments in form (e.g., Alexis DeVeaux's The Tapestry, Elaine Jackson's Paper Dolls). The weakest pieces are by the best-known writers and represent unfortunate choices by the editor: a scene from Lorraine Hansberry's Touissant and Ntozake Shange's Spell #7 . The best of these plays are not special pleading but put us in touch with real people struggling in a real world; they are of universal interest. Thomas E. Luddy, English Dept., Salem State Coll., Mass.
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