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Ward, Douglas Turner

Overview
Works: 61 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 1,817 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Director, Speaker, Recipient, Performer
Classifications: PS634, 812.5408
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Douglas Turner Ward
Two plays by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 357 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 314 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 )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 198 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 theater : interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 139 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 reckoning; a surreal southern fable by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 123 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

Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 57 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
New Black playwrights, an anthology by William Couch( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro Ensemble Company( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 16 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 15 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 5 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
The First Breeze of Summer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human experience is explored in an African American family of a hard-working father and his two discontented sons. The father's now-elderly mother recalls, through flashbacks, her life strengthening the bond she holds with her youngest grandson
Day of absence by Douglas Turner Ward( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier's play( Visual )

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

Spotlight : third series( Visual )

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

Third series of Spotlight focuses on American playwrights, directors, actors, and theatre executives. In personal one-to-one interviews prominent figures in American Theatre during the past 50 years share their memories, insights, and experiences
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
Home( Visual )

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

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Happy ending; and, Day of absence; two plays
Alternative Names
Douglas Turner Ward American playwright

Douglas Turner Ward Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Turner Ward, Douglas 1930-

Ward, Douglas Turner

Дуглас Тернер Уорд

Languages
English (75)

Covers
Contemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community