Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943

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Index
Abbey Theatre, 174
Abe Lincoln in Illinois ( Sherwood), 120
Abolitionists, 157
Adams, Samuel, 157
Africa: culture of, 105; in Don't You Want to Be Free?, 122, 127; gods of, 151; Hughes's journey to, 61; in Mother and Child, 53; referred to in African Morning (short story), 61; relevance to Karamu Theatre, 81; religion of, 102, 103, 105; in The Sun Do Move, 149, 150, 151; tradition of, 105
African American drama. See Black playwrights
African American writers, 167. See also Black playwrights
African characters, 102, 129, 130, 149-150
African Diaspora, 22, 101, 124
African drama, 10, 121. See alsoAfrican writers: playwrights
African heritage, 1, 12; in Don't You Want to Be Free?, 122; in Mulatto, 65; in "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", 122; in The Sun Do Move, 11, 151; and vernacular, 4
Africanized English, 134. See also Black vernacular
African Morning (short story), 61
African writers, 114 n. 13, 166; playwrights, 121, 122, 138 n. 17
Afro-American Fragment (poem), 114 n.5
Agitprop, xii, 6, 38, 46, 173
Air Raid over Harlem (poem), 41
Alabama (poem), 165
Allen, Peter Dudley, 79
All God's Chillun Got Wings ( O'Neill), 2, 8
American dream, 169, 170
American Negro Labor Congress, 5
American Negro Theatre, 156
American patriotism, 153
American Revolution, 156
American wars, 146, 156; black participation in, 124, 146, 152, 156- 57
[America's] Young Black Joe (play, Hughes and Leonard), 146-47, 161 nn.12, 13

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Publication/Copyright Page iv
  • Dedication Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Note xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • Endnotes 12
  • Chapter 1 - Folk Comedy in Collaboration: The Mule Bone Affair 17
  • Endnotes 29
  • Chapter 2 - Radical Drama and the Black Community 33
  • Endnotes 54
  • Chapter 3 - The Tragic Mode: Mulatto 59
  • Endnotes 74
  • Chapter 4 - The Gilpin Players and the Karamu Comedies 79
  • Endnotes 97
  • Chapter 5 - The Karamu Tragedies 101
  • Endnotes 114
  • Additional Info *
  • Chapter 6 - The Harlem Suitcase Theatre 117
  • Endnotes 136
  • Chapter 7 - Community Theatre, Black Iconography, and World War II 141
  • Notes 159
  • Notes 165
  • Notes 170
  • Afterword 173
  • Bibliography 175
  • Index 181
  • About the Author *
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