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Wesley, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 4,436 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Periodicals  Monologues (Drama)  One-act plays  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Speaker, Scenarist
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Wesley
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uptown Saturday night( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Working man Steve Jackson thinks he's hit the jackpot. He and his pal Wardell Franklin are living it up at Madame Zenobia's, the poshest afterhours club in town. They're having a great time--until masked bandits relieve all Madame's guests of their valuables. Safely home, Steve picks up the newspaper and reads that he really has hit the jackpot. His lottery ticket is worth $50,000. But the ticket is in his wallet. And his wallet is with the thieves."--Container
Bojangles( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of extraordinary tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. This is the story of an incredibly talented man who struggled with the demons of his past and the racism of his time, but still entertained millions with his unique and complex dance style
Let's do it again( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working class brothers swindle big time gamblers to save their fraternal lodge in the second pairing of Poitier and Cosby (Uptown Saturday Night)
Black theater : interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers
Deacons for Defense( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Louisiana in the 1960s, a group calling themselves Deacons for Defense rise up against the Ku Klux Klan. A hard-working man forms the Black militia group which then became a focal point during civil rights movement
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 137 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. These plays marched onto the world stage and into American playhouses during the heyday of the Civil Rights ad Black Power movements. Out of the revolutionary demands for equality and self-determination came a cultural revolution that shook the theatre establishment with new aesthetics and narratives reflecting the exigent cry for racial justice. This film documents the birth of this new theatre and highlights the leading figures and events 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, and reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theatre of the present
The mighty gents by Richard Wesley( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandela and De Klerk by Joseph Sargent( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Mandela & de Klerk]: On June 12, 1964 Nelson Mandela was sented to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South Africa. On February 2, 1990, President F.W. de Klerk announced that Nelson Mandela, having served 27 years in prison, would be released within seven days. Yet the world, and indeed most South Africans, knew little about how this momentous occasion came to pass. Until now
Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Baxter, Theater Manager at Brown University, interviewed by Richard Wesley
Native son( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940 Chicago, "Native Son" tells the explosive story of a young poverty-stricken black man who obtains a job as a chauffeur to a wealthy white family. However, tragedy ensues when he accidentally kills his employer's daughter. Vainly trying to cover his act, the eventual discovery of his crime unleashes a savage manhunt fueled by racial hatred and the fury of a white society
The Richard Wesley play anthology by Richard Wesley( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology of five full-length plays collectively outlines a cultural history of black America in the post-Civil Rights era, from the late 20th century through the first decades of the 21st. Black Terror looks at the radical politics of the Black Power era; The Sirens , the destabilization of black familial and social life in the early 1970s; The Mighty Gents , the destructiveness of "black macho" in the late 1970s; The Talented Tenth , the midlife crisis and the end of idealism in the black middle class in the early 1980s; and Autumn , the new generational paradigm in black urban politics in the early 21st century. Each of the plays included in this anthology was born out of the idea of the public thinker, and what Arthur Miller would refer to as the importance of an individual conscience as well as the belief that each generation must give back, must inform and inspire the generation that follows. No people and certainly not the African Americans still striving and struggling in the 21st century can thrive if they fail to adhere to that simple idea
The sirens by Richard Wesley( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past is the past ; and, Gettin' it together : two plays by Richard Wesley( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past is the past by Richard Wesley( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black terror : a revolutionary adventure story by Richard Wesley( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strike heaven on the face by Richard Wesley( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gettin' it together by Richard Wesley( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The talented tenth by Richard Wesley( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays
Alternative Names
Richard Wesley Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Ричард Уэсли

ریچارد وسلی

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