North American Indian Drama: Second Edition

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Collection of plays by Indigenous playwrights of Turtle Island from the twentieth century.
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From the site's own description: "North American Indian Drama contains 244 plays by 48 playwrights representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century. More than half of the works are previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, Hawaiian/Samoan, and others. Together, the plays demonstrate Native theater’s diversity of tribal traditions and approaches to drama—melding conventional dramatic form with ancient storytelling and ritual performance elements, experimenting with traditional ideas of time and narrative, or challenging Western dramatic structure."

Laurier Library has provided access to this since April 2019.

Subjects covered:
  • Film Studies
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Languages and Literatures