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Black Comedy - 9 Plays

A Critical Anthology with Interviews and Essays

By Various Authors

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A Critical Anthology with Interviews and Essays. Edited by Karimah and Pamela Faith Jackson. Applause Books. Softcover. 512 pages. Applause Books #1557832781. Published by Applause Books (HL.314254).

Item Number: HL.314254

ISBN 1557832781. 6x9 inches.

This first-of-its kind collection includes a wide range of works, from an early examination and critique of American society after World War II to plays that reflect socio-political concerns that kept pace with historical events, like the sit-in demonstrations, the bus boycotts, black nationalism, and the women's liberation movement. A hybrid of comedic forms including satire, farce, comedy of manners, romantic comedy, dark comedy, and tragicomedy are presented through vernacular language, stand-up performance art, masks, broad humor, as well as the minstrel show. Essays, articles and interviews complement this critical edition.