THEATER 122: African Theater and Performance

Primary Text Collections

UCB Library's Primary Reources Research Guide

Includes information on how to use and identify primary research collections housed at UC Berkeley libraries, including the Bancroft Library.

  • Black Drama
    Contains the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than by more 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. The database is includes drama of the Harlem Renaissance and drama, the Black Arts Movement and 20th century African and Caribbean drama. Complements the other Alexander Street Press database Black Drama, 2nd edition.
  • Black Drama, 2nd edition
    Contains almost 1,500 plays by more than 200 playwrights. Includes information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. The plays have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of James V. Hatch, co-author with Errol G. Hill of A History of African American Theatre. Complements the other Alexander Street Press database Black Drama,(first edition).
  • African Writers Series
    The Heinemann's African Writer Series includes works from the canon of African 20th century literature including stories, drama, poetry and other literary works.
  • Digital Innovation South Africa (DISA)
    A free online scholarly resource primarily covering the anti-apartheid liberation struggles in South Africa from 1950 to 1994. Includes primary and some secondary resources from books and journals to photographs, pamphlets, oral histories and correspondences for researching South African history, politics, and society.
  • Play Index
    Indexes over 30,000 English-language or English translations of plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present. Search by author, title, subject, style, genre, cast type and more.
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