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King, Woodie Jr 1937-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 10,097 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Producer, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: PS628.N4, 812.54080352
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Woodie King
Black drama anthology by Woodie King( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When this landmark collection first appeared in the early 1970s, an exciting new generation of black playwrights had come of age in a startingly short time. Suddenly the boundaries between stage and life had been dissolved by writers determined to tell what it means to be black in the here and now of America as no white had ever really known it. The twenty-three plays in this collection vary enormously in mood, method, and mode of attack. There is harsh realism, high and low comedy, surreal displacement of time, place and personality, using original techniques that compare with jazz in their innovative power. All, however, have their foundations firmly rooted in the truth of the black experience. Uncompromising in their vision and power, this bold new generation of playwrights gave voice to the anger, passion and pride that shaped a movement, and continue to energize the American theatre today" --Back cover
Black short story anthology by Woodie King( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the stories in this volume stands by itself as a finely wrought individual expression of one Black writer's experience, talant, and vision
The national black drama anthology : eleven plays from America's leading African-American theaters( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology celebrates the diversity of black voices now writing for theater
The forerunners : Black poets in America( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New plays for the Black theatre( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. It is an encyclopedia on video of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement which transformed American theatre. Clips from historic productions now available for the first time on video include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
BlackSpirits: a festival of new Black poets in America( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of the works of thirty leading contemporary Black poets
Voices of color : scenes and monologues from the Black American theatre( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of scenes and monologues by African American playwrights
The impact of race : theatre and culture by Woodie King( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Woodie King, Jr.'s new book is an impassioned stand against racism, sexism, and classism in theatre and culture." "In The Impact of Race, Woodie King explores the politics of art, the funding for Black organizations, the critics' reviews of Black Theatre, and the way in which awards are handed out, among other pertinent topics."--Jacket
The death of a prophet( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and German and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the last days of civil rights legend Malcolm Little, better known as Malcolm X, examining the circumstances surrounding his assassination and presenting a "what if" that portrays Malcolm X in the world as it was following his death
The River Niger ; Death of a prophet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Niger: Based on Joseph A. Walker's Tony Award winning play "The River Niger" as presented on stage by the Negro Ensemble Company. Story of a ghetto family torn apart by a revolution, but held together through misfortune. Examines what might happen, and how people will react, when the tension of city life turns to violent revolution
Black theatre, present condition by Woodie King( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black poets and prophets; the theory, practice, and esthetics of the Pan-Africanist revolution by Woodie King( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. Presents an encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
Black theater : interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series of interviews, actors, producers, and directors who contributed to the development of black theater discuss the growth of the black theater movement and the challenges they faced. The first vol. includes interviews with Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Joseph Papp, Lloyd Richards and Amiri Baraka. The second vol. features interviews with Douglas Turner Ward, Vinette Carroll, Barbara Ann Teer, Wynn Handman, Ed Bullins, and Woodie King, Jr
The River Niger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Niger: A house-painter/poet struggles to support his cancer-plagued wife. Death of a prophet: Combines documentary footage with reenactments to weave a fascinating work. A suspense thriller which follows the events in the final 24 hours of the life of religious and political leader Malcolm X
The system of Dante's Hell by Amiri Baraka( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A remarkable narrative of childhood and youth's spiraling out of Dante's Inferno."--
El Hajj Malik El Shabazz by Woodie King( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary showing the life of Malcolm X, his leadership in the Black Muslim movement, and his influence on black Americans and African nations
Blood tide ; Deadly drifter ; The river Niger ; Death of a prophet( Visual )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly drifter: A self-styled urban guerrilla is sent on clandestine assignments across the U.S. by a mysterious employer. Blood tide: An archaeologist working in Greece awakens a sea creature whose killing can only be stopped by sacrificing a virgin. A house painter/poet struggles to provide emotional and financial support for his cancer-stricken wife. Death of a prophet: Chronicles the final twenty-four hours of the life of Malcolm X
Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. J. Gibson, Playwright, interviewed by Joan Hepburn and Woodie King Jr
 
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The national black drama anthology : eleven plays from America's leading African-American theaters
Alternative Names
King, Woodie

King, Woodie Jr

Woodie King

Woodie King, Jr. Amerikaans toneelregisseur

Languages
English (140)

German (1)

Covers
The national black drama anthology : eleven plays from America's leading African-American theatersThe forerunners : Black poets in AmericaNew plays for the Black theatreVoices of color : scenes and monologues from the Black American theatreThe impact of race : theatre and culture