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Black theatre in the 1960s and 1970s a historical-critical analysis of the movement by Mance Williams

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • African American theater -- History -- 20th century,
  • American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century,
  • African Americans in literature

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Edition Notes

StatementMance Williams.
SeriesContributions in Afro-American and African studies,, no. 87
LC ClassificationsPN2270.A35 W54 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2859764M
ISBN 100313238359
LC Control Number84022506

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Black Theatre in the s and s: A Historical Critical Analysis of the Movement (Contributions in Afro-american & African Studies). History of Black Entertainment from s. By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer. Published Febru Sidney Poitier. The African American theatre directory, a comprehensive guide to early Black theatre organizations, companies, theatres, and performing groups User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict This is an excellent addition to the author's earlier works on African Americans in the American theater, including Contemporary Black American. The s saw the emergence of a new black theatre, angrier and more defiant than its predecessors, with Amiri Baraka (originally LeRoi Jones) as its strongest proponent. Baraka’s plays, including the award-winning Dutchman (), depicted whites’ exploitation of blacks. He established the Black Arts Repertory Theatre in Harlem in and inspired playwright Ed Bullins and others seeking.