Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays: A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (biographical drama, 62 pp., 1970). Pub. by New Dimensions, New York, 1970; distributed by the Chatham Bookseller, Chatham, NJ.

VAN PEEBLES, MELVIN (1932- ) , Actor, director, novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, filmmaker, composer, singer, producer, promoter, and one- man conglomerate. Elected to the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, 1976. Born in Chicago, IL, where he studied in the public schools. Attended West Virginia State Coll. (at Institute), 1949-50. Received the A.B. degree in English literature from Ohio Wesleyan Univ. at Delaware, OH, 1953. Also studied at the Univ. of Amsterdam, 1959[see below]. Served in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator for three and a half years following college graduation. After being discharged, he lived for a short while in San Francisco, working as a gripman on the famous San Francisco cable cars; tried his hand at making short films (of which only two titles have been located [see OTHER PLAYS AND DRAMATIC WORKS below], which he hoped unsuccessfully would be of interest to Hollywood; and wrote a book (with photographs) about his cable car observations called The Big Heart ( 1957). Failing to interest Hollywood in his short films, he went to the Netherlands in 1959 to study for a Ph.D. in astrology at the Univ. of Amsterdam, on the G.I. bill. There he added the "Van" to his name, joined the Dutch National Theatre, and toured the country in a production of Brendan Behan play The Hostage. Hitchhiked to Paris, at the invitation of an executive of Cinematheque Française, who had seen some of his work. There he was encouraged to study the craft of filmmaking and directing; wrote several novels, short stories, and a screenplay; and independently produced his first film (subsidized by the French government and a wealthy Frenchwoman), The Story of a Three Day Pass ( 1967), which was entered by the French in the San Francisco

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Abbreviations xxi
  • Symbols xxv
  • A Biographical Directory xxvii
  • A 1
  • B 29
  • C 93
  • D 127
  • E 157
  • F 169
  • G 187
  • I 261
  • J 263
  • K 285
  • L 299
  • N 357
  • O 361
  • P 371
  • S 409
  • T 441
  • U-V 459
  • W 465
  • Y 513
  • Z 517
  • Appendex a Additional Playwrights Whose Scripts Are Located in Special Repositories 519
  • Appendix B Other Contemporary Black American Playwrights 525
  • Information Sources 531
  • Title Index 551
  • General Index 593
  • About the Author 627
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