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Black Diamond: The Years the Locusts Have Eaten

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J. Nicole Brooks

~playauthor~Written by~ J. Nicole Brooks

Methuen Drama, 2012

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (21), Female (3), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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...In Black Diamond (2007), J. Nicole Brooks interrogates contemporary connections and discontinuities between the Africans in Liberia and African Americans in the United States. Set in 1999, the play opens in the middle of the second Liberian...

August Wilson’s Fences

Ladrica Menson-Furr

Ladrica Menson-Furr is Assistant Professor of African American literature at the University of Memphis, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2008

Short Guides and Biography

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...Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration...

Dead and Breathing

Written by

Chisa Hutchinson

~playauthor~Written by~ Chisa Hutchinson

Methuen Drama, 2019

Bloomsbury Publishing

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Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Cranky old Carolyn Whitlock has been in hospice far too long and just wants to die already. But she'll have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her oversharing and very Christian nurse to help her end it....

“Sad Stories of the Death of Kings”: Seven Guitars and King Hedley II

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...In light of Donald Pease’s extensive reading of Seven Guitars and King Hedley II in the “Critical and Performance Perspectives” section of this book, this chapter, in order to avoid unnecessary repetition, is somewhat abbreviated. Seven...

The Century That Can’t Fix Nothing with the Law: Radio Golf

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Production history Radio Golf had its Broadway premiere at the Cort Theatre on April 20, 2007, a year-and-a-half after Wilson’s death, but its out-of-town premiere was two years earlier, in April 2005 at the Yale Repertory, under...

Introduction

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...August Wilson had perhaps the most accomplished twenty-year span in the history of American theatre, writing ten plays of remarkable quality, comprising a coherent cycle—one play for each decade—that represented African American life...

Suzan-Lori Parks

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom ; In the Blood ; Fucking A ; Topdog/Underdog ; The America Play Introduction Parks was born on 10 May 1963...

Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965)

Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama : From O’Neill to the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Lorraine Hansberry’s legacy as one of America’s most significant dramatists and prophetic political and cultural activists is contoured by tragedy. Notwithstanding her premature death, the majority of her work negotiates racism and white...

Becoming August Wilson

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...August Wilson was a wonderful raconteur. In the same way that Wilson loved the way the blues consolidated, disseminated, and retained African American oral history, one has to love how Wilson’s own storytelling—as a body of lore and a mode...

The Niceties

Written by

Eleanor Burgess

~playauthor~Written by~ Eleanor Burgess

Methuen Drama, 2019

Bloomsbury Publishing

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They're both liberal. They're both women. They're both...