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The Resource Peculiar passages : black women playwrights, 1875 to 2000, Carol Dawn Allen

Peculiar passages : black women playwrights, 1875 to 2000, Carol Dawn Allen

Label
Peculiar passages : black women playwrights, 1875 to 2000
Title
Peculiar passages
Title remainder
black women playwrights, 1875 to 2000
Statement of responsibility
Carol Dawn Allen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book features African American women playwrights from 1875 to 2000, with an emphasis on the late nineteenth century, a period rarely treated in regard to women's drama. Highlighting the lesser-known Pauline Hopkins, Angelina Weld Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Eulalie Spence, and May Miller, and the well-known Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Childress, Adrienne Kennedy, and Ntozake Shange, Peculiar Passages argues that these playwrights' efforts define a tradition characterized by quick-change mobility, sensitivity to vernacular forms, and dedication to intertextual dialogue. Situating the plays within a broader context, the book also connects them to minstrelsy, the Passion Play, and the Black Arts Movement."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, Carol
Dewey number
812/.4099287/08996073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS338.N4
LC item number
A425 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American drama
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American drama
  • American drama
  • African American women
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
Label
Peculiar passages : black women playwrights, 1875 to 2000, Carol Dawn Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Peculiar Juno : staging Black female pleasure -- Bridging the modern : neurotic sentimentality encounters racial uplift in Angelina Weld Grimké's Rachel -- Houses against violence : early-twentieth-century Black women playwrights -- When saints build frames : sacred/secular musical pageantry in Alice Childress's plays -- Sailing/sealing over ravines : process as constant in the work of Adrienne Kennedy -- Dipped in the pool : Shange's choreopoems as Atlantic crossings
Control code
56481275
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780820476193
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Peculiar passages : black women playwrights, 1875 to 2000, Carol Dawn Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Peculiar Juno : staging Black female pleasure -- Bridging the modern : neurotic sentimentality encounters racial uplift in Angelina Weld Grimké's Rachel -- Houses against violence : early-twentieth-century Black women playwrights -- When saints build frames : sacred/secular musical pageantry in Alice Childress's plays -- Sailing/sealing over ravines : process as constant in the work of Adrienne Kennedy -- Dipped in the pool : Shange's choreopoems as Atlantic crossings
Control code
56481275
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780820476193
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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