The Plays to 1942: Mulatto to The Sun Do Move, Volume 5. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes
Volume 5 of The Collected Works of Langston Hughes includes the plays Hughes wrote between 1930 and 1942, alone and in collaboration. Almost all the plays were performed during the same period; a few have never seen the stage, but are included because they indicate the range of Hughes's artistic and political concerns. Because very few of the plays in this volume have been previously published, they disclose a side of Langston Hughes's artistry that is virtually unknown. The collection greatly expands our understanding of the Hughes legacy, and makes us rethink the history of African American theater.
Leslie Sanders is a Professor in York University’s Department of Humanities. She works in African American and Black Canadian literatures and cultures, and literatures of the African diaspora.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Celebrating Austin Clarke: The Man and the Body of His Work" in TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 42 (2021)
- "Introduction" in Chronicles: Early Works of Dionne Brand (2011)
- "Introduction" in Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand (2009)
- "Four Black Film Documentary Moments" in Multiple Lenses – Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada (2007)
- Gospel Plays, Operas, and Late Dramatic Works. Volume 6. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes (2004)
- The Development of Black Theater in America: From Shadows to Selves (1989)