You are looking at 1-4 of 4 entries  for:

  • All: Maya Angelou x
  • Performing arts x
clear all

View:

Overview

Maya Angelou

Subject: Literature

1928– ) Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President Clinton's inauguration in ...

Gordone, Charles

Gordone, Charles (1925–95)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
130 words

...Charles ( 1925–95 ) *African-American actor and playwright . His New York career began with Climate of Eden ( 1957 ). Two years later he played in *Genet 's The Blacks , performing along with Maya Angelou , James Earl *Jones , and Cicely Tyson . He *managed the Vantage Theatre in Queens, and also worked in a Greenwich Village bar named Johnny Romero 's, which became the setting of his play No Place to Be Somebody . Produced in 1969 at the *New York Shakespeare Festival , No Place was transferred to Broadway by Ashton Springer , a...

Gordone, Charles

Gordone, Charles (1925–95)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
144 words

...Charles ( 1925–95 ) African-American actor and playwright. His New York career began with Climate of Eden ( 1957 ). Two years later he joined an illustrious cast in Genet 's The Blacks , performing along with Maya Angelou , James Earl Jones , and Cicely Tyson . He managed the Vantage Theatre in Queens, and also worked in a Greenwich Village bar named Johnny Romero's , which became the setting of his play No Place to Be Somebody . Produced in 1969 at the New York Shakespeare Festival , No Place was transferred to Broadway by Ashton...

African-American theatre

African-American theatre   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,253 words

...the Negro Ensemble Company, where playwrights such as Philip Hayes Dean , Lonnie *Elder III , Charles *Fuller , and Joseph Walker found a home. *Genet 's The Blacks had been performed a few years earlier in the same space with Cicely Tyson , Godfrey Cambridge , and Maya Angelou . Within walking distance, *Papp was giving black actors a greater presence in productions at the *New York Shakespeare Festival , and Adrienne *Kennedy was produced at *La Mama . Uptown in Harlem, Robert Macbeth received a grant establishing the New Lafayette Theatre;...

African-American theatre

African-American theatre   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,245 words

...as Pearl Cleage , Philip Hayes Dean , Lonnie Elder III , Gus Edwards , Charles Fuller , Paul Carter Harrison , and Joseph Walker found a home. Genet 's The Blacks had been performed a few years earlier in the same space with Cicely Tyson , Godfrey Cambridge , and Maya Angelou . Within walking distance, Joseph Papp was giving black actors a greater presence in productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Adrienne Kennedy was produced at La Mama , established by Ellen Stewart . Uptown in Harlem , Robert Macbeth received a grant...

View: