The wealthy background of African-American theatre has usually been neglected, either in theoretical discourse and in perform. This quantity seeks a serious engagement with black theatre artists and theorists of the 20 th century. It finds a entire view of the artwork or Propaganda debate that ruled 20th century African-American dramatic conception. between others, this article addresses the writings of Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Alain Locke, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Kennedy, Sidney Poitier, and August Wilson. Of specific notice is the way during which black thought collides or intersects with canonical theorists, together with Aristotle, Keats, Ibsen, Nietzsche, Shaw, and O'Neill.

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