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Wesley, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 2,910 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Interviews  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Speaker, Scenarist
Classifications: PN2270.A35, 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 369 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 274 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 261 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 )

2 editions published in 2003 in English 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 140 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 )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series of interviews, actors, producers, and directors who contributed to the development of black theater discuss the growth of the black theater movement and the challenges they faced. The first vol. includes interviews with Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Joseph Papp, Lloyd Richards and Amiri Baraka. The second vol. features interviews with Douglas Turner Ward, Vinette Carroll, Barbara Ann Teer, Wynn Handman, Ed Bullins, and Woodie King, Jr
The mighty gents by Richard Wesley( Book )

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

Native son( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 103 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
Mandela and De Klerk by Joseph Sargent( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features the life of African National Congress co-founder Nelson Mandela
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 83 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 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 56 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
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
Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Baxter, Theater Manager at Brown University, interviewed by Richard Wesley
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

Gettin' it together by Richard Wesley( )

2 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

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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Alternative Names
Richard Wesley Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Ричард Уэсли

ریچارد وسلی

Languages
English (65)