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Wesley, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 138 publications in 1 language and 4,433 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Periodicals  Monologues (Drama)  One-act plays  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Biographical films  Blaxploitation films 
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( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uptown Saturday night( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2003 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 273 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 251 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)
The mighty gents by Richard Wesley( Book )

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

Artist and Influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The talented tenth by Richard Wesley( )

3 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

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

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

Ричард Уэсли

ریچارد وسلی

Languages
English (53)

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