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Black Drama

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press
1846 - present

This database contains over 1200 full-text plays, written by over 100 playwrights from North America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Much of the collection consists of very rare or out-of-print manuscripts, and plays previously unpublished. Materials include productions for the Federal Theatre Project, plays written for the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and works performed as �township theatre� in South Africa during apartheid.

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Unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Courtney, Angela
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Comparative Literature
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Communication and Culture
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • English and American Language and Literature

Library of Congress Subjects:

American drama--African American authors--Databases.
African Americans--Drama--Databases.
American drama--Databases.
Theater--United States--Databases.
African American theater--Databases.
Black theater--Databases.
Drama--Black authors--Databases.