The Political Plays of Langston Hughes (Paperback)
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The Political Plays of Langston Hughes (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 28/02/2000
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Collected here are four of Hughes' most poetic and political dramas: ""Scottsboro Limited"", ""Harvest"" (also known as ""Blood on the Fields""), ""Angelo Herndon Jones"", and ""De Organizer"". Each play reflects Hughes' desire to dramatize the social history of the African American experience.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809322961
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" This volume provides a glimpse into Harlem Renaissance poet Hughes' s activities as a leftest playwright. . . . Duffy has filled a void by bringing together these historically valuable plays and initiating focus upon this neglected area of Hughes' s career." -- "Library Journal"

" An examination of Langston Hughes' plays provides some insights into the political theater and the racial politics of the 1930s. It will be impossible to do a serious study of Hughes without reference to this work." -- David Ball, former professor of drama at Carnegie-Mellon University

"An examination of Langston Hughes' plays provides some insights into the political theater and the racial politics of the 1930s. It will be impossible to do a serious study of Hughes without reference to this work."--David Ball, former professor of drama at Carnegie-Mellon University


"This volume provides a glimpse into Harlem Renaissance poet Hughes's activities as a leftest playwright. . . . Duffy has filled a void by bringing together these historically valuable plays and initiating focus upon this neglected area of Hughes's career."--"Library Journal"


An examination of Langston Hughes plays provides some insights into the political theater and the racial politics of the 1930s. It will be impossible to do a serious study of Hughes without reference to this work. David Ball, former professor of drama at Carnegie-Mellon University"


This volume provides a glimpse into Harlem Renaissance poet Hughes s activities as a leftest playwright. . . . Duffy has filled a void by bringing together these historically valuable plays and initiating focus upon this neglected area of Hughes s career. "Library Journal""


"An examination of Langston Hughes' plays provides some insights into the political theater and the racial politics of the 1930s. It will be impossible to do a serious study of Hughes without reference to this work."--David Ball, former professor of drama at Carnegie-Mellon University


"Hughes' plays are rarely published, and Susan Duffy's intellegent, exhaustive researched commentaries on each play in the book redeem it by putting Hughes' theater in the context of the rest of his remarkable life."--Booklist

"This volume provides a glimpse into Harlem Renaissance poet Hughes's activities as a leftest playwright. . . . Duffy has filled a void by bringing together these historically valuable plays and initiating focus upon this neglected area of Hughes's career."--Library Journal

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