Contemporary Plays by African American Women: Ten Complete Works (Paperback)

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By Sandra Adell (Editor)
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African American women have increasingly begun to see their plays performed from regional stages to Broadway. Yet many of these artists still struggle to gain attention. In this volume, Sandra Adell draws from the vital wellspring of works created by African American women in the twenty-first century to present ten plays by both prominent and up-and-coming writers. Taken together, the selections portray how these women engage with history as they delve into--and shake up--issues of gender and class to craft compelling stories of African American life. Gliding from gritty urbanism to rural landscapes, these works expand boundaries and boldly disrupt modes of theatrical representation. Selections: Blue Door, by Tanya Barfield; Levee James, by S. M. Shephard-Massat; Hoodoo Love, by Katori Hall; Carnaval, by Nikkole Salter; Single Black Female, by Lisa B. Thompson; Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine, by Lynn Nottage; BlackTop Sky, by Christina Anderson; Voyeurs de Venus, by Lydia Diamond; Fedra, by J. Nicole Brooks; and Uppa Creek: A Modern Anachronistic Parody in the Minstrel Tradition, by Keli Garrett.

About the Author

Sandra Adell is a professor of literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is author of Double-Consciousness/Double Bind: Theoretical Issues in Twentieth-Century Black Literature .
Product Details
ISBN: 9780252081194
ISBN-10: 0252081196
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: December 7th, 2015
Pages: 432
Language: English