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Development of Black Theater in America, 1988 Leslie Catherine Sanders

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Development of Black Theater in America From Shadows to Selves,1988, by Leslie C. Sanders, discusses the "realistic portrayal of the Negro on the American stage."

Sanders analyzes the plays of Willis Richardson, Randolph Edmonds, Langston Hughes, Leroi Jones and Ed Bullins in the following Chapters:

"How Shall the Negro Be Portrayed?" Willis Richardson and Randolph Edmonds, the Pioneers

"It'll Be Me": Langston Hughes

"No One Will Turn to That Station Again": Leroi Jones

"Like Niggers": Ed Bullins' Theater of Reality

This book, measuring 6 1/4 inches by 9 1/4 inches by  1 inch, was published in 1988 by the Louisiana State University Press. It is 252 pages long and in mint condition - with a startling black and red dust jacket.

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