Black Drama of the Federal Theatre Era: Beyond the Formal Horizons

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INDEX
Abraham, W. E., 93, 212n23
Abrahams, Roger, 140
Abramson, Doris: on black dramatists, 57; on white critics, 12, 114
Adding Machine, The, 47, 58, 67
Aesthetics, the controversy, 114-15, 118- 19, 128-29. See also Ethics -- the controversy
African cosmology and culture, 86-94 (see also The Artistic Process -- comparative table; The Philosophies -- comparative table); American modifications and survivals, 114, 115-19, 140, 178-80, 181, 201; West Indian modifications and survivals, 140-46
African Grove Theater, 10, 148
African oral tradition, 116, 140, 178, 181, 182-83; techniques of, 92-93, 94, 107
African Religions and Philosophies, see Mbiti
Afro USA, 176, 178
Agit prop, techniques, 75-76
Aldrich, Ira, 67
Alice in Wonderland, 60
Allison, Elitea (Mrs. Hughes), 24
Allison, Hughes, 42, 48, 49, 119, 161, 184; on Afro-American genesis, 31, 115, 189; on black prejudice, 135, 136; on The Green Pastures, 124; history, 24, 189; on playwright as educator, 31, 32, 64, 115, 189; on race dilution for survival, 122; on rehabilitation of black self-image, 30, 162; on the "voodoo" Macbeth, 160. See also Panyared; The Trial of Dr. Beck
American Dream, 57, 58, 62, 71; as black American nightmare, 86
American Negro Theater, The, 47; Manifesto, 9
American Theater Association Convention ( 1977), Black Drama Program, 84, 152, 199, 201
Ames, Christine, and Painter, Clarke, 154, 170; authorship of Black Empire, 218n2; pseudonym, 218n2. See also Black Empire
Anansae, 92
Anderson, John ( Journal American): on Liberty Deferred, 64
Arena, 50. See also Flanagan
Arent, Arthur, 63
Aristophanes, 75
Aristotle, 94, 95, 96, 111, 177, 178-79
Art, African, 111, 119. See also African cosmology and culture
Artistic Process, the: comparative table, 96; the controversy, 94, 111, 177-79. See also African cosmology and culture
Asbury, Herbert, 146-47
Atkinson, Brooks: on American drama, 57; on black drama, 12; on Haiti, 161; on Living Newspaper, 62
Attila the Hun ( Raymond Quevedo), 144- 45
Baal, 60
Bad Man, 122, 131; "brute negro" as hero, 45-47, 50; criteria of Adam Miller and
Black Revolutionary Theater fulfilled, 191; inversion, 46
Baker, Jacob, 2
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, see Jones
Barret, Leonard E.: on African heritage, 206n24, 212n23
Belcher, Fannin: dissertation, The Place of the Negro in the Evolution of the American Theater 1867-1943, 13; on evolution of Troubled Island, 162-63; on Haiti, 161; on Hughes, 13, 162; on Troubled Island, 13, 192; on Williams, Bert, 217n29
Benjamin, Walter, 177
Big White Fog, 12, 61, 76, 125; audience objectivity needed, 193; criteria of Black

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