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Wesley, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 130 publications in 2 languages and 3,007 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Biographical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Speaker, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Richard Wesley
 
Most widely held works by Richard Wesley
Uptown Saturday night( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 368 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 278 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 )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 260 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)
Deacons for Defense( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 166 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 theater : interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 139 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
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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features the life of African National Congress co-founder Nelson Mandela
Native son( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 100 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
Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Baxter, Theater Manager at Brown University, interviewed by Richard Wesley
The sirens by Richard Wesley( Book )

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

The Richard Wesley play anthology by Richard Wesley( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 84 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 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

A piece of the action by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 53 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 House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 41 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
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

The talented tenth by Richard Wesley( )

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

Strike heaven on the face by Richard Wesley( )

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

Gettin' it together by Richard Wesley( )

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

 
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Richard Wesley Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Ричард Уэсли

ریچارد وسلی

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