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King, Woodie

Overview
Works: 94 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 9,847 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews  Music  Motion pictures 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Author of introduction, ed, Composer
Classifications: PS628.N4, 812.54080352
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Most widely held works by Woodie King
Black drama anthology by Woodie King ( Book )
21 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,888 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 )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 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 )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The forerunners : Black poets in America ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New plays for the Black theatre ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black theatre the making of a movement ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 636 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
BlackSpirits: a festival of new Black poets in America ( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 625 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 )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 615 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 )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 503 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."--BOOK JACKET
Death of a prophet ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Employs a blend of news footage, dramatization and testimonials to recreate the final days of Malcolm X.A documentary showing the life of Malcolm X, his leadership in the Black Muslim movement, and his influence on black Americans and African nations
Black theatre, present condition by Woodie King ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The River Niger Death of a prophet by Louis Jr. -- Freeman, Morgan Gossett ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 228 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 poets and prophets; the theory, practice, and esthetics of the Pan-Africanist revolution by Woodie King ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black theater interviews ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The River Niger ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 76 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 death of a prophet Malcolm X ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 72 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 44 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
Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Employs a blend of news footage, dramatization and testimonials to recreate the final days of Malcolm X
Black theater the making of a movement ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage. Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community. Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls ... reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present
Right on! poetry on film by Last Poets (Group) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1968, on the streets of New York, a trio of young black performers, the Original Last Poets, were creating a hip new form of guerilla poetry woven of soul, jazz, the blues, and gospel. These poets, Gylan Kain, Felipe Luciano and David Nelson, are today being credited as the roots of rap music by many of the leading rappers
 
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Alternative Names
King, Woodie
Languages
English (133)
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