The Resource It's always loud in the balcony : a life in black theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and back, Richard Wesley

It's always loud in the balcony : a life in black theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and back, Richard Wesley

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It's always loud in the balcony : a life in black theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and back
Title
It's always loud in the balcony
Title remainder
a life in black theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and back
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wesley
Title variation
It is always loud in the balcony
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Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Wesley was witness to a revolution. As both a celebrated participant and eager student of the Black Theater Movement in the late 1960s, he became part of a seismic force in American culture, breaking down barriers and helping to disrupt the cultural landscape. It's always loud in the balcony: a life in black theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and back is both history and memoir, tracing Wesley's roots from riot-torn Newark, New Jersey, across the rocky terrain of Harlem, and finally to Hollywood, where he became partners with Sidney Poitier, writing several successful films before returning to New York and the theater world -- a trip that Wesley has wryly characterized as 'black power to black establishment.' Wesley unfolds the history of black theater with love and precision, from the emergence of Amiri Baraka, and his own debut, the fiercely militant Black terror -- which landed him a deal with a legendary producer Joseph Papp -- through his moviemaking experience in Los Angeles, working with Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, among others. Wesley lands on solid ground in the twenty-first century as an elder statesman, a happy witness to the great success of a new breed of black theater that includes the widespread success of Tyler Perry and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, which brought hip-hop to Broadway. It's always loud in the balcony if the passionate, firsthand account of a crucial American art movement whose effects will be felt for generations to come." --
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Biography type
autobiography
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UKMGB
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1945-
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Wesley, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2270.A35
LC item number
W47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wesley, Richard
  • African American theater
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • American drama
  • African American dramatists
  • Wesley, Richard
  • African American dramatists
  • African American theater
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • American drama
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It's always loud in the balcony : a life in black theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and back, Richard Wesley
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 228 pages
Isbn
9781495072413
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)1127181866
  • (OCoLC)on1127181866
Label
It's always loud in the balcony : a life in black theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and back, Richard Wesley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 228 pages
Isbn
9781495072413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1127181866
  • (OCoLC)on1127181866

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