The Resource Blues for an Alabama sky, by Pearl Cleage

Blues for an Alabama sky, by Pearl Cleage

Label
Blues for an Alabama sky
Title
Blues for an Alabama sky
Statement of responsibility
by Pearl Cleage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York, The creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Young Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., is feeding the hungry and preaching an activist gospel at Abyssinian Baptist Church. Black Nationalist visionary Marcus Garvey has been discredited and deported. Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger is opening a new family planning clinic on 126th Street, and the doctors at Harlem Hospital are scrambling to care for a population whose most deadly disease is poverty. The play brings together a rich cast of characters who reflect the conflicting currents of the time through their overlapping personalities and politics. Set in the Harlem apartment of Guy, a popular costume designer, and his friend, Angel a recently fired cotton Club back up singer, the cast also includes Sam, a hard-working, jazz-loving doctor at Harlem Hospital; Delia, an equally dedicated member of the staff at the Sanger clinic; and Leland, a recent transplant from Tuskegee, who sees in Angel a memory of lost love and a reminder of those "Alabama skies where the stars are so thick it's bright as day." Invoking the image of African-American expatriate extraordinaire Josephine Baker as both muse and myth, Cleage's characters struggle, as Guy says, "to look beyond 125th Street" for the fulfillment of their dreams"--Page 4 of cover
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Cataloging source
OU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cleage, Pearl
Dewey number
812/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.L389
LC item number
B57 1999
Literary form
dramas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Depressions
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Blues for an Alabama sky, by Pearl Cleage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A play for 3 m, 2 w
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41380222
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
81 pages
Isbn
9780822216346
Lccn
99215184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41380222
Label
Blues for an Alabama sky, by Pearl Cleage
Publication
Note
A play for 3 m, 2 w
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41380222
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
81 pages
Isbn
9780822216346
Lccn
99215184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41380222

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