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- DescriptionThis 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-kwn Pauline Hopkins, Angelina Weld Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Eulalie Spence, and May Miller, and the well-kwn 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.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Carol Allen is Associate Professor of English at Long Island University. She is a poet, African Americanist, and Americanist, and has written on African American female humor, Alice Childress, and lynching photography. She is the author of Black Women Intellectuals: Strategies of Nation, Family, and Neighborhood in the Works of Pauline Hopkins, Jessie Fauset, and Marita Bonner and holds a Ph.D. in literature from Rutgers University.
- Author(s)Carol Allen
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/06/2005
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight540 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Edition Statement2nd
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