Black Theater: The Drama Review, Volume 12, Number 4

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Published by
Tisch School of the Arts, American, founded 1965
Edited by
Bullins, Ed, American, born 1935
Subject of
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
Baraka, Amiri, American, 1934 - 2014
Carmichael, Stokely, Trinidadian American, 1941 - 1998
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 × 6 7/8 × 1/2 in. (25.4 × 17.5 × 1.3 cm)
journals (periodicals)
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A paperback journal with black cover, The Drama Review: Volume 12, Number 4. The subtitle of this volume is Black Theater. The front cover is black with white text and illustration. At the top of the cover is the masthead with the publication’s subtitle [BLACK / THEATRE] with the title of the publication [tdr / the drama review] in a white outlined block in the lower right corner of the subtitle. Below the masthead is a black and white illustration of a poster covering the text of a billing block. The poster illustration features a silhouette of a man holding a shotgun on the upper left quadrant. In the upper third of the poster is black text in a mix of typeface and handwritten style text: [THE / BLACK / ARTS / ALLIANCE / PRESENTS / A BENEFIT FOR / THE BLACK PANTHER / PARTYFOR SELF DEFENSE / THURSDAY MAY 25 /8:00PM / FILLMORE AUDITORIUM / 1805 GEARY BLVD. / SAN FRANCISCO]. The bottom third of the poster features the text [SPEAKERS] followed by the names of the following individuals [HUEY P. NEWTON / MINISTER OF DEFENSE / FOR B.P.P.S.D], [LeRoi Jones/ [---?] / [---?]], [Stokley Carmichael / FORMER CHAIRMAN / OF SNCC] [PLUS / BLAX DRAMA AND MUSIC / [---?] /[---?]]. In the bottom right corner of the front cover in white text is [$2.00 15s]. The spine is black with white text at the spine head that reads [tdr/the drama review] and [new york university T40] at the spine foot. The back cover features an advertisement for Century Theatre Lighting. The book is one hundred and eighty pages long. Inscription in pencil on the page preceding the table of contents.
African American
Black power
Drama (Theatre)
Race relations
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Restrictions & Rights
© 1968, The Drama Review. Permission required for use.
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