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THE 331x - Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I, II, & III

a course guide for THE 3311, THE 3312, and THE 3313

Literature Criticism Databases

History of American & Canadian Theatre

Notable Plays

Black American Avant-garde (1912 – 1940s)

  • Marita Bonner – The Purple Flower, Exit: an Illusion
  • Mary P. Burrill – Aftermath, They That Sit in Darkness
  • May Miller – Stragglers in the Dust
  • W.E.B. DuBois – The Star of Ethiopia
  • Laurence Dunbar & Jesse A. Shipp – In Dahomey
  • Angelina Grimké - Rachel
  • Langston Hughes – Angelo Herndon Jones, Don’t You Want to Be Free?, Street Scene, Mulatto, Scottsboro Limited
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Color Struck, Mule Bone, The First One
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson – Blue Blood, Plumes, Blue-eyed Black Boy, A Sunday Morning in the South
  • Eulalie Spence – Undertow, Fool’s Errand, Her
  • Theodore Ward – Big White Fog