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Ward, Douglas Turner

Overview
Works: 63 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 3,530 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Director, Speaker, Recipient, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Douglas Turner Ward
Black theater, U.S.A.; forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974 by James V Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various themes and styles are represented in this anthology of comic and tragic works by Black American playwrights
Two plays by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy ending; and, Day of absence; two plays by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays, first presented off-Broadway during the 1965-66 season, throw light on the latent power of blacks in the South
First breeze of summer by Leslie Lee( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the conflicts between a stern, hard-working father and his two discontented sons. Also tells the story of the man's elderly mother who recalls, through flashbacks the romances of her youth with three different men who all abandoned her
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 173 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
The reckoning; a surreal southern fable by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns the bigoted governor of a Deep South state, who is blackmailed by his beautiful black mistress, and her procurer, into turning over all the money that graft has put in his strongbox--and also into persuading his constituents, assembled outside the statehouse, to allow a young black militant and his followers to enter the capital city unmolested. Essentially a contest of wits between the foxy governor and the even foxier pimp, the play is given contrast and dimension by the accompanying actions of the governor's boneheaded son, the prostitute, and the governor's black maid and chauffeur--who seem at first to be pure "Uncle Toms." Two long soliloquies highlight the play. In the first the pimp, facing the audience, unburdens his soul with harsh, powerful words of bitterness and loathing. In the second the governor rants of white sexual fantasies about blacks, and, perhaps unknowingly, embodies the hatred and fear which racism ignites. But when at last the girl and the pimp turn their full fury on the governor he can only stand silent and abased, his defenses swept away, his duplicity cruelly and tellingly exposed. The play is styled as a black daydream, but its truth and power are chillingly real and will linger in the mind long after the curtain has fallen
Brotherhood; short one-act play by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in Undetermined and English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Douglas Turner Ward( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwright, actor, and director Douglas Turner Ward was born Roosevelt Ward, Jr. on May 5, 1930. Ward was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Xavier Prep High School, graduating in 1946 at the age of sixteen. Ward attended Wilberforce University and the University of Michigan before moving to New York City at the age of nineteen. In New York, Ward decided to become a playwright and studied at the Paul Mann Workshop. In 1956, he began his off-Broadway career as an actor in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. In 1965, Ward, Robert Hooks, and Gerald Krone formed the Negro Ensemble Company. In 1967, the Negro Ensemble Company was officially opened with Ward serving as artistic director. Some of the company’s notable productions include The River Niger and A Soldier’s Play. Some notable actors who worked with the Negro Ensemble Company included Louis Gossett, Jr., Phylicia Rashad and Sherman Hemsley
The Negro ensemble company( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary exploring the history of the Negro Ensemble Company, through interviews with the co-founders and some of the actors of this premiere Black theater company. Includes performance excerpts from several plays associated with the troupe, including Day of absence, Song of the Lusitanian Bogey, The River Niger, Home, Zooman and the sign, and A soldier's play, known in its film adaptation as A soldier's story
Through the eyes of a master( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Bert Andrews, a photographer who has worked with the Negro Ensemble Company since its beginnings and has photographed black theatre since the 1950s. Douglas Turner Ward, one of the founders of the Ensemble joined the interview to emphasize the importance of Andrews' work for the larger black community. Bert Andrews has published a book, "In the shadow of the great white way" which is a pictorial history of New York black theatre
A Sound portrait of W.E.B. DuBois( Recording )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Turner Ward's renowned Negro Ensemble Company re-creates the life and times of sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois using excerpts from his writings
Black Theater: Interviews, vol. 2( Visual )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging playwrights( Visual )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two programs focusing on the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). In the first program, Lloyd Richards, Dean of the Yale Drama School speaks with playwright Steve Carter about the NEC and the work of a playwright. It includes a scene from Carter's play Eden performed by the NEC. Douglas Turner Ward, artistic director, discusses the history and philosophy of the company. In the second program, Richards interviews playwright Gus Edwards. Edwards discusses his career and the program includes scenes from his play Old Phantoms performed by the NEC. Also, other members of the artistic staff speak about the work and importance of the NEC to the growth of black theatre in America
African-American legends II( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American legends highlights the accomplishments of Blacks in areas as varied as politics, museums, sports, aviation, business, theatre, film, and music. This series explores how African-Americans have succeeded in areas where they had previously been excluded because of segregation, racism, and lack of opportunity. Prominent figures are interviewed by series host Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr
Song of the Lusitanian bogey : a play with music in two acts by Peter Weiss( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Shady Grove Music Fair], The Negro Ensemble Company, Douglas Turner Ward, artistic director, Robert Hooks, executive director, Gerald S. Krone, administrative director presents "Song of the Lusitanian Bogey," by Peter Weiss, translated by Lee Baxandall, music by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, directed by Israel Hicks (based on original production staged and directed by Michael A. Schultz), dance direction by Louis Johnson, musical direction by Margaret Harris, scenery by Edward Burgridge, costumes by Bernard Johnson, lighting by Marshall Williams, James S. Lucas Jr., production stage manager
Home( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier's play( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Turner Ward, director/actor( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Turner Ward, noted Afro-American director and actor, is interviewed by Edwin Wilson of the Graduate School of City University of New York
Playwrights talk about writing( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Happy ending; and, Day of absence; two plays
Alternative Names
Douglas Turner Ward Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Douglas Turner Ward dramaturg american

Douglas Turner Ward dramaturg estatunidenc

Douglas Turner Ward dramaturge américain

Douglas Turner Ward dramaturgo estadounidense

Turner Ward, Douglas 1930-

Ward, Douglas Turner

Дуглас Тернер Уорд

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English (72)

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