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African American Dramatists: An A-to-Z Guide by [Nelson, Emmanuel S.]
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"[T]he interest that will be generated by this excellent guide ... should bring much valuable work to the attention of theatrical producers across the English-speaking world."-Reference Reviews

"[C]lear and readable....[b]ecause of its inclusion of harder-to-find writers and its single-volume convenience, it is recommended for academic and public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"This compilation is current and offers a complete roll call of playwrights well known and obscure, creating a breathtaking view of black playwrights in America and their contributions to American theater. Recommended. General and academic readers."-Choice

"ÝT¨he interest that will be generated by this excellent guide ... should bring much valuable work to the attention of theatrical producers across the English-speaking world."-Reference Reviews

"ÝC¨lear and readable....Ýb¨ecause of its inclusion of harder-to-find writers and its single-volume convenience, it is recommended for academic and public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

?[T]he interest that will be generated by this excellent guide ... should bring much valuable work to the attention of theatrical producers across the English-speaking world.?-Reference Reviews

?[C]lear and readable....[b]ecause of its inclusion of harder-to-find writers and its single-volume convenience, it is recommended for academic and public libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

?This compilation is current and offers a complete roll call of playwrights well known and obscure, creating a breathtaking view of black playwrights in America and their contributions to American theater. Recommended. General and academic readers.?-Choice

?The variety of entries provides a historical perspective of African-American theater by including artists like Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, who performed in local churches and community halls in the late 1800s, to current award-winning Broadway artists such as Suzan-Lori Parks....[t]hese up-to-date narratives are readable and engaging, providing important critical analysis for students, particularly for lesser-known artists now finding their place in history.?-School Library Journal

"The variety of entries provides a historical perspective of African-American theater by including artists like Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, who performed in local churches and community halls in the late 1800s, to current award-winning Broadway artists such as Suzan-Lori Parks....[t]hese up-to-date narratives are readable and engaging, providing important critical analysis for students, particularly for lesser-known artists now finding their place in history."-School Library Journal

About the Author

EMMANUEL S. NELSON is Professor of English at the State University of New York, Cortland. His many books include African American Authors, 1745-1945 (2000), Contemporary African American Novelists (1999), African American Autobiographers (2002), and Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights (2003), all available from Greenwood Press.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6013 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (30 Oct. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00134VAKG
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