Wine in the Wilderness

Wine in the Wilderness By Alice Childress, Wine in the Wilderness None
  • Title: Wine in the Wilderness
  • Author: Alice Childress
  • ISBN: 9780822212614
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Alice Childress

      Alice Childress October 12, 1916 August 14, 1994 was an American playwright, actor, and author.She took odd jobs to pay for herself, including domestic worker, photo retoucher, assistant machinist, saleslady, and insurance agent In 1939, she studied Drama in the American Negro Theatre ANT , and performed there for 11 years She acted in Abram Hill and John Silvera s On Strivers Row 1940 , Theodore Brown s Natural Man 1941 , and Philip Yordan s Anna Lucasta 1944 There she won acclaim as an actress in numerous other productions, and moved to Broadway with the transfer of ANT s hit comedy Anna Lucasta, which became the longest running all black play in Broadway history Alice also became involved in social causes She formed an off broadway union for actors Her first play, Florence, was produced off Broadway in 1950.Her next play, Just a Little Simple 1950 , was adapted from the Langston Hughes novel Simple Speaks His Mind It was produced in Harlem at the Club Baron Theatre Her next play, Gold Through the Trees 1952 , gave her the distinction of being one of the first African American women to have work professionally produced on the New York stage Her next work, Wedding Band A Love Hate Story in Black and White, was completed in 1962 The setting of the show is South Carolina during World War I and deals with a forbidden interracial love affair Due to the scandalous nature of the show and the stark realism it presented, it was impossible for Childress to get any theatre in New York to put it up The show premiered at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and later in Chicago It was not until 1972 that it played in New York at the New York Shakespeare Festival It was later filmed and shown on TV, but many stations refused to play it.In 1965, she was featured in the BBC presentation The Negro in the American Theatre From 1966 to 1968, she was awarded as a scholar in residence by Harvard University at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Alice Childress is also known for her literary works Among these are Those Other People 1989 and A Hero Ain t Nothin but a Sandwich 1973 Also, she wrote a screenplay for the 1978 film based on A Hero Ain t Nothin but a Sandwich Her 1979 novel A Short Walk was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize Childress described her writing as trying to portray the have nots in a have society In conjunction with her composer husband, Nathan Woodard, she wrote a number of musical plays, including Sea Island Song and Young Martin Luther King from

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