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Wesley, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 2,625 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 372 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 270 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 263 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 170 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
Deacons for Defense( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 155 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
The mighty gents by Richard Wesley( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandela and De Klerk by Joseph Sargent( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features the life of African National Congress co-founder Nelson Mandela
Black theater interviews( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sirens by Richard Wesley( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Richard Wesley play anthology by Richard Wesley( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 77 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

A piece of the action ; Uptown Saturday night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 47 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 45 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
Black theater the making of a movement( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement 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. Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls... reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present. "An extraordinary documentary...A must for every contemporary theatre course." - Margaret Wilkerson, former Director, Center for Theatre Arts, U.C. Berkeley "Brilliantly captures the essence, soul and spirit of the Movement...Required viewing." - Larry Hamlin, National Black Theatre Festival
The past is the past by Richard Wesley( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strike heaven on the face by Richard Wesley( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The talented tenth 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( )

1 edition published in 2002 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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