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Contemporary Black Drama--Two Paperback Anthologies, 1981, 1971 28 Plays

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Contemporary Black Drama, 1971  edited by Clinton Oliver and Stephanie Sills is a paperback collection of seven plays by Black Americans.
Plays included ~
~ A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
~ Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis
~ Dutchman by LeRoi Jones
~ Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin
~ Happy Ending and Day of Absence by Douglas Turner Ward
~ The Gentleman Caller by Ed Bullins
~ No Place to be Someone by Charles Gordone

451 pages long, this collection is in good vintage condition, strong binding, somewhat soiled by handling and shelf wear which sows on the spine but without marks or tears. It measures 6 inches by 9 inches by 1 inch. First edition.

 

Center Stage  An Anthology of 21 Contemporary Black -American Plays, 1981 is edited by Eileen Joyce Ostrow and includes a photo and brief biography of each dramatist. This first edition paperback has  an Introduction by Sandra L. Richards.


The dramatists featured include Robert Alexander, Joan Cooper, Gus Edwards, Farrell Foreman, Dwight Hobbes, Dianne Houston, Lee Hunkins, Cherry Jackson, Sharon Martin, Clifford Mason, Carlton and Barbara Molette, Owa, Louis Rivers, Ted Shine, Thelma Stiles, Jacques Wakefield, Leona Welch, Richard Wesley, Kenneth Wesson, and Anita Jane Williams.


This copy is in good vintage condition, with some shelf wear, showing on the  paperback spine and slightly turned corners. It measures 7 inches by 10 inches by 1 inch and has 309 pages.


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