search for books and compare prices
english drama black authors matches 7 work(s)
displaying 1 to 7 | at end
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
Cover for 9781408131244 Cover for 9781840028430 Cover for 9780413691309 Cover for 9780253312600 Cover for 9780253207784 Cover for 9780413614704 Cover for 9780802110534 Cover for 9780802131263 Cover for 9780413157102
cover image for 9781840028430
Product Description: This is a collection of six extraordinary plays, all of which experiment with form, subject matter, and genre in order to comment on the modern black experience in terms of culture, politics, and performance. It includes: B is for Black, Moj of the Antarctic, The Sons of Charlie Paora, Brown Girl in the Ring, Something Dark, and 35 Cents...read more
By Deidre Osborne (editor)

Paperback:

9781840028430 | Oberon Books Ltd, April 1, 2009, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: This is a collection of six extraordinary plays, all of which experiment with form, subject matter, and genre in order to comment on the modern black experience in terms of culture, politics, and performance.

cover image for 9780413691309
Product Description: This is a wide-ranging selection by theatre director Yvonne BrewsterBoy with Beer by Paul Boakye is a funny and sexy story of a Guardian-reading gay photographer who finds his fantasy "African Prince" - "Boakye's writing is brash and exceedingly fresh…Boy with Beer has cutting edge" (Independent); A Jamaican Airman Foresees his Death by Fred D'Aguiar takes Yeats's famous poem and twists it into a rhapsody from a colonial perspective in WW2 Scotland - "A tough, warm and thrillingly individual play full of live-wire humour and athletic assurance…The writing is reckless but controlled, the humour dark, ribald and dangerous…simply bursts with that fiery energy of which true theatre is made" (John Peter, Sunday Times)...read more
By Yvonne Brewster (editor)

Paperback:

9780413691309 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 1, 1995, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This is a wide-ranging selection by theatre director Yvonne BrewsterBoy with Beer by Paul Boakye is a funny and sexy story of a Guardian-reading gay photographer who finds his fantasy "African Prince" - "Boakye's writing is brash and exceedingly fresh…Boy with Beer has cutting edge" (Independent); A Jamaican Airman Foresees his Death by Fred D'Aguiar takes Yeats's famous poem and twists it into a rhapsody from a colonial perspective in WW2 Scotland - "A tough, warm and thrillingly individual play full of live-wire humour and athletic assurance…The writing is reckless but controlled, the humour dark, ribald and dangerous…simply bursts with that fiery energy of which true theatre is made" (John Peter, Sunday Times).

William Branch, playwright and American Book Award winner, has compiled this collection of plays by contemporary Black dramatists from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and the United States. Though widely varied in themes, styles, and objectives, these plays proceed from an Afrocentric wellspring, expressing viewpoints and sentiments largely through the eyes of people of African origin or descent. The anthology contains "Death and the King's Horseman", by Wole Soyinka of Nigeria, 1986 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature; "Edufa", by Efua Sutherland, Ghana's leading dramatist; "Woza Albert!" by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, and Barney Simon, three of South Africa's most successful theater-makers; "Pantomime", by Derek Walcott, 1992 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature; "Sortilege II: Zumbi Returns", by Abdias do Nascimento, founder of the Afro-Brazilian movement; "Slave Ship", by Amiri Baraka, mentor of the 1960s Black Arts movement; "In Splendid Error", by William B. Branch, Emmy Award nominee; "Joe Turner's Come and Gone", by August Wilson, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; and "The Talented Tenth", by Richard Wesley, AUDELCO recipient.

Hardcover:

9780253312600 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 1, 1993, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: William Branch, playwright and American Book Award winner, has compiled this collection of plays by contemporary Black dramatists from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and the United States.

Paperback:

9780253207784 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 1, 1993, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: "H[starred review] Powerful and rich, this outstanding contribution to theater arts is recommended for contemporary literature and black studies collections.
9789990248524 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 1, 1993, cover price $6.70

cover image for 9780413614704
Product Description: With Black Plays, Yvonne Brewster clearly demonstrated the need for a regular anthology to record the vitality of Black playwriting. For her second volume she has selected The Dragon Can't Dance, adapted from a novel by Earl Lovelace in which the inhabitants of Port of Spain, Trinidad, prepare to live out their dreams on Carnival Night; Winsome Pinnock's A Rock in Water, an energetic chronicle play about activist Claudia Jones, one of the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival; Blood, Sweat and Fears by Maria Oshodi which focuses on the problems of the ten per cent of Britain's black population who suffer from sickle cell anaemia and Job Rocking by Rastafarian poet Benjamin Zephaniah, a 'dub' opera set in and around a new style job club designed to sell the idea of work to the unemployed...read more
By Yvonne Brewster (editor)

Paperback:

9780413614704 | Methuen Pub Ltd, June 1, 1989, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: With Black Plays, Yvonne Brewster clearly demonstrated the need for a regular anthology to record the vitality of Black playwriting.

cover image for 9780802110534
Product Description: Book by Harrison, Paul Carter

Hardcover:

9780802110534 | Grove Pr, January 1, 1989, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Book by Harrison, Paul Carter

Paperback:

9780802131263 | Grove Pr, January 1, 1989, cover price $15.95

displaying 1 to 7 | at end