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Women's Studies

2015

Theses/Dissertations

Black feminist theory

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Towards A Queer Black Feminist Theatre Aesthetic: Black American Theater By Three Black Female Playwrights In The Years 1915-1920, Deanna Lynette Downes Jan 2015

Towards A Queer Black Feminist Theatre Aesthetic: Black American Theater By Three Black Female Playwrights In The Years 1915-1920, Deanna Lynette Downes

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

"Black women playwrights in particular have ensured its [Black culture's] survival through creating performance pieces that reflexively evaluate their life experiences" (Sunni-Ali). This dissertation is an analysis of three, queer, black female playwrights - Mary Powell Burrill, Angelina Weld Grimké and Alice Dunbar Nelson - from the early twentieth century who did just that. I am interested in the reflexive analysis of black life in America that their plays offered their audiences. I am interested in how these plays reached black audiences - their manner of disbursement and performance - in magazine publications such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored ...