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Ward, Douglas Turner

Overview
Works: 19 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 1,508 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Interviews  Film adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: PS3573.A73, 812.54
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Two plays by Douglas Turner Ward ( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happy ending; and, Day of absence; two plays by Douglas Turner Ward ( Book )
5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 256 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 )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 222 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
The reckoning; a surreal southern fable by Douglas Turner Ward ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 127 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 )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black theater interviews ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happy ending; and, Day of absence : two plays by Douglas Turner Ward ( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happy ending: The story of two sisters, Ellie and Vi, who work as maid and laundress for the wealthy Harrisons. As the play begins they are sitting at the kitchen table in a tenement apartment in Harlem, lamenting the end of their good times. Mr. Harrison has discovered his wife in an act of infidelity. The sisters fear that if the marriage breaks up they will be both out of a job. Their nephew, Junie, chides them for their slavish sentiments at a time when blacks are on the march toward liberation. But Ellie explains the facts of life to him: how she feeds and dresses her relatives and furnishes their homes at the Harrison's expense. "I know the pay is bad," she declares, "but I'd be losing money on any other job." But when things look grimmest, the telephone rings with the message that the Harrisons have made up and need their maid at once as a sitter. (2 men, 2 women.)
A Sound portrait of W.E.B. DuBois ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 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
Day of absence by Douglas Turner Ward ( )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The river Niger ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[National Theatre], The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. presents "The River Niger," by Joseph A. Walker, directed by Douglas Turner Ward, with Robin Braxton, Charles Brown, Carl Gordon, Charles Grant-Greene, Hilda Haynes, Albert F. Laveau, Amandina Lihamba, Sylvia Soares, Kim Sullivan, Douglas Turner Ward, scenery by Edward Burbridge, lighting by Shirley Prendergast, costumes by Edna Watson, incidental music by Dorothy A. Dinroe-Walker, presented in Washington, D.C. in cooperation with the D.C. Black Repertory Company
Happy ending and Day of absence by Douglas Turner Ward ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Black playwrights : six plays ( Book )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first breeze of summer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
St. Marks Playhouse, The Negro Ensemble Company Inc. in association with Woodie King, Jr. presents "The First Breeze of Summer," by Leslie Lee, directed by Douglas Turner Ward, scenery by Edward Burbridge, costumes by Mary Mease Warren, lighting by Sandra L. Ross
New black playwrights by Douglas Turner Ward ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Song of the Lusitanian bogey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
New black playwriters : 6 plays ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Turner Ward, Douglas 1930-
Ward, Douglas Turner
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English (53)
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