WorldCat Identities

Wesley, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 2,646 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Interviews  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Biography 
Roles: Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Wesley
Uptown Saturday night ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men try to recover a winning lottery ticket from the underworld
Bojangles ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 280 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 )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 276 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)
Native son ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 185 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 mighty gents by Richard Wesley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best short plays, 1980 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deacons for Defense ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 156 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
The sirens by Richard Wesley ( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black theatre the making of a movement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 124 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
Black theater interviews ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mandela and De Klerk by Joseph Sargent ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film features the life of African National Congress co-founder Nelson Mandela
Strike heaven on the face by Richard Wesley ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The past is the past ; and, Gettin' it together : two plays by Richard Wesley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The past is the past by Richard Wesley ( )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black terror by Richard Wesley ( )
3 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gettin' it together by Richard Wesley ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An African-American family moves into a house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves, which they soon come to believe is possessed by the spirit of a murdered abolitionist
A piece of the action ; Uptown Saturday night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "A piece of the action," Manny and Dave are two Chicago crooks skilled at rippiing off rip-off-artists who exploit the poor. They don't intend to give to the poor until a sly detective anonymously pulls a con of his own: they must donate time to the Community Center ... or do time in the federal pen. In "Uptown Saturday Night," two men who pose as diamond dealers in order to get into an exclusive Black nightclub are robbed when the club is held up. One of them loses his wallet and a prize-winning lottery ticket. Their attempts to get the ticket back lead to many escapes
The talented tenth by Richard Wesley ( )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 film favorites ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uptown Saturday night: Friends Steve and Wardell visit an illegal gambling club, where they are held up and Steve's wallet is stolen. They learn that the wallet contains a winning lottery ticket, and they go on a desperate search to find it
 
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.08 for The House ... to 1.00 for Bert Andre ...)
Languages
English (66)
Italian (1)
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