WorldCat Identities

Ward, Douglas Turner

Overview
Works: 16 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 1,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3573.A73, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Douglas Turner Ward
Two plays by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 369 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 285 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 )
in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reckoning; a surreal southern fable by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 128 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
Black theater interviews ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First breeze of summer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 117 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
Brotherhood; short one-act play by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happy ending; and, Day of absence; two plays by Douglas Turner Ward( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 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
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
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2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The river Niger ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, under the direction of James and Joseph Nederlander, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. presents "The River Niger," by Joseph A. Walker, directed by Douglas Turner Ward, with Graham Brown, Frances Foster, Arthur French, Dean Irby, Saundra McClain, Neville Richen, Les Roberts, Roxie Roker, Lennal Wainwright, Charles Weldon, Grenna Whitaker, lighting by Shirley Prendergast, scenery by Gary James Wheeler, costumes by Edna Watson, incidental music by Dorothy A. Dinroe-Walker, scenery and costumes supervised by Edward Brubridge, premiered December 5, 1972 at St. Marks Playhouse
The Negro Ensemble Company presents Salute to the black classics of dance ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Turner Ward, Douglas 1930-
Ward, Douglas Turner
Languages
English (49)
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