Dr. Henry D. Miller speaks at Bunche Center Authors' Series Friday, October 14th (UCLA) — Bunche Center , Henry Miller — AAPEX

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dr. Henry D. Miller speaks at Bunche Center Authors' Series Friday, October 14th (UCLA)



Director / Playwright


Library and Media Center – Haines Hall

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Dr. Henry D. Miller’s book, Theorizing Black Theatre: Art Versus Protest in Critical Writings, 1898-1965, is his latest literary work. His collection of one-act plays, Songs of the One-Act Muse, and his full-length play, My Brother’s Keeper have been published by the Alexander Street Press and made available on CD Rom as part of the Black Drama Anthology. Miller is a veteran of the 1960s and 1970s black theatre movement. A director and playwright, he has written broadly about American theatre. The rich history of African-American theatre has often been overlooked, both in theoretical discourse and in practice. This volume seeks a critical engagement with black theatre artists and theorists of the twentieth century. It reveals a comprehensive view of the Art or Propaganda debate that dominated twentieth century African-American dramatic theory. Among others, this text addresses the writings of Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Sidney Poitier, and August Wilson. Of particular note is the manner in which black theory collides or intersects with canonical theorists, including Aristotle, Keats, Ibsen, Nietzsche, Shaw, and O'Neill. All-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 and 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues). For more information, call 310-206-8267 or click the post's title for more information.

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