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Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays before 1950

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"Fine reading and a superb resource." --Ms.

"Highly recommended." --Library Journal

"Perkins has chosen the plays well, and her issue-oriented introduction places the women and their works in a literary and historical context." --Choice

"As well as being centered on the black experience, the plays in Black Female Playwrights are centered on the female experience." --Voice Lit
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Indiana University Press (first published September 1989)
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A collection of almost-forgotten plays by African American women. Entertaining, original, and many of the themes are still relevant today. Introductory material provides a historical timeline to help with analyzing the plays and the lives of the playwrights, as well as connecting playwrights to their source of inspiration.
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