To link to this database use: https://libraries.indiana.edu/databases/blackdrama
Full text access to more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Includes detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
Some 600 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.
Coverage: 1850 to present - Updates vary
Producer: Alexander Street Press
Interlibrary Loan Type: Print-only Copy Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users