Contemporary African American theater : Afrocentricity in the works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller / Nilgun Anadolu-Okur

Author(s): Anadolu-Okur, Nilgun, 1956-
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Subjects: American drama--African American authors--History and criticism
American drama--20th century--History and criticism
American drama--African influences
African Americans in literature
Neal, Larry, 1937---Criticism and interpretation
Baraka, Amiri, 1934---Criticism and interpretation
Fuller, Charles--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Garland Pub., 1997
Series: Studies in African American history and culture
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxxv, 199 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Ch. 1. The Critical Tradition in Drama 3
The Black Artist and Black Arts/Black Theater Movements 7
Nommo: Transformative Power of the Word 13
Ch. 2. Larry Neal 23
The Winter of Despair/The Spring of Hope 23
The Man in the Leather Cap 25
The Resistant Spirit 48
Black Writer's Mission 52
The Glorious Monster in the Bell of the Horn 58
Towards an Afrocentric Methodology 66
Ch. 3. Amiri Baraka 77
Transformation 89
Amiri Baraka and the African American Theater 94
A Black Mass 100
Dutchman 106
The Slave 114
Ch. 4. Charles Fuller 127
Zooman and the Sign 142
A Soldier's Play 154
Conclusion 173
Selected Bibliography 179
Index 187
Notes: LCCN: 97016545
ISBN: 0815328729 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-185) and index
OCLC Number: 36800601
ISBN/ISSN: 0815328729