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Unformatted text preview: 14/02/2008 15:47:00 ← Harlem Renaissance- An African American literary, artistic, and musical movement during the 1920s and 1930s. centered in the Harlem neighborhood in New York city. ← Black playwrights • Still locked out of the mainstream commercial theatre, were finding a voice • Lorraine Hansberry (1930- 1965) becamse the first black woman playwright to be produced on broadway. • Amiri Baraka (1934) • Adriene Kennedy (b. 1931) o wrote Funnyhouse of a Negro, o fouces on the human uncintious and the search for meaning and truth. • Douglas turner Ward o wrote Day of absence o mocks minstrel shows by having a black cast dress up in whiteface and play white characters. • By 1968 their were 40 black theatre companies in the US, and 20 years later there was over 100....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course THTR 1009 taught by Professor Lessley,me during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.
- Spring '07