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Early Black American Playwrights and Dramatic Writers: A Biographical Directory and Catalog of Plays, Films, and Broadcasting Scripts: A Biographical Directory ... of Plays, Films and Broadcasting Scripts by [Peterson Jr., Bernard L.]
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"Early Black American Playwrights and Dramatic Writers: A Bibliographical Directory and Catalog of Plays, Films and Broadcasting Scripts addresses an often overlooked area in the history of the American theater, the contributions of early black playwrights and dramatic writers. It covers authors who were active from the antebellum period to World War II, and although primarily theatrical in scope, it does include useful biographical entries on African-American screenwriters, such as Oscar Micheaux, Carlton Moss and Clarence Muse. Useful chronological and title indexes."-Sightlines

?Early Black American Playwrights and Dramatic Writers: A Bibliographical Directory and Catalog of Plays, Films and Broadcasting Scripts addresses an often overlooked area in the history of the American theater, the contributions of early black playwrights and dramatic writers. It covers authors who were active from the antebellum period to World War II, and although primarily theatrical in scope, it does include useful biographical entries on African-American screenwriters, such as Oscar Micheaux, Carlton Moss and Clarence Muse. Useful chronological and title indexes.?-Sightlines

?Peterson has done a great service to students of African-American theater. Scholars who have been well served by his Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays [Greenwood Press, 1988] will not be disappointed in this companion volume. Peterson's scholarship is impressive; the book's format is inviting. The subtitle indicates consideration of scripts for film and radio as well as works for the stage. The introduction is well written and well supported by historical reference. The biographical directory that follows is more inclusive than any published to date. . . . The women are here to an extent they have not been in earlier general directories/bibliographies. . . . Excellent appendixes provide additional pre-1950 titles, additional musical librettists, a chronology of plays and screen/radio scripts classified by genre. Information sources, reference books, an index of theater organizations as well as a general index--all are useful and well organized. This is an indispensable reference book for academic libraries.?-Choice

"Peterson has done a great service to students of African-American theater. Scholars who have been well served by his Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays [Greenwood Press, 1988] will not be disappointed in this companion volume. Peterson's scholarship is impressive; the book's format is inviting. The subtitle indicates consideration of scripts for film and radio as well as works for the stage. The introduction is well written and well supported by historical reference. The biographical directory that follows is more inclusive than any published to date. . . . The women are here to an extent they have not been in earlier general directories/bibliographies. . . . Excellent appendixes provide additional pre-1950 titles, additional musical librettists, a chronology of plays and screen/radio scripts classified by genre. Information sources, reference books, an index of theater organizations as well as a general index--all are useful and well organized. This is an indispensable reference book for academic libraries."-Choice

About the Author

BERNARD L. PETERSON is Professor Emeritus of English and Drama at Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina. He is the author of Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays (Greenwood Press, 1988) and is currently completing an Enclylopedia of the Black American Musical Stage (forthcoming from Greenwood Press).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood; annotated edition edition (24 Oct. 1990)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000R7I076
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