Saturday, April 4, 2009

Theatre in the 1950s & 60s (per 2)

Broadway from the 1960’s till the 1970’s (Site #1)
This document is about 1960’s where there was much going on in Broadway. There was much going about on black’s voter rights, and being equal in the work place. Though there was no equality on Broadway, till a black actress made her way in this musical that took place there.

Broadway from the 1960’s till the 1970’s (Site #2)
There was much hope lost in the period of 1950-1970 for there were many wars that were fought. Along with the many wars going on, there was the assassination of both J.F.K and Martin Luther King Jr. Though through these many tragedies there were great musicals produced at the time.


Black Female Playwrights Today (Site #2)
This source will let me know some of the most known African playwright artist that is known today. I can see myself learning great things from this site and putting it to my questions. I can tell that it’s credible because it ends in “.edu” which is a good sign. I can also get some good questions that can be answered by doing some research on the site.

Black + Female play writes in 1950’s – 60’s (Site #1)
This site gives out a lot of Black female’s playwrights from the 1950s and the 1960s. This site tells us different playwrights from black females and it also give out a little information on the playwrights. It tells the author of the playwrights and tells us about the review that the people or authors give out. This site includes authors that are African American and females. It gives information of the book and reviews on the books. It doesn’t give out much information on the book but it gives our like a review and a life style of the author that written the playwright. It also got pictures of the playwrights

Black + Female play writes in 1950’s – 60’s (Site #2)
This site gives us a site that list a lot of a playwright books. It gives us a picture of the playwright and also gives us the date it was published. It also gives us the title of the playwrights. The playwright that is included in the site is playwrights from African American and is from women. This doesn’t give out the actual give out information on this book, but it gives out a little information on the year of the book it got publish and the authors and theatre the play was acted in.


Sidney Poitier (Site #1)
He was born in Miami. He was also growing up in poverty. He was married twice. He has children too. “Although he has reduced the frequency of his roles in recent years, he remains one of the most respected and beloved figures in American cinema of the twentieth century.” In the 1960s, for many of his films, he was paid in a way known as "dollar one participation" that means he got a cut of the film's gross from the first ticket sold. Has an honorary doctor degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He can also understand and speak Russian fluently.

Sidney Poitier (Site #2)
This sight shows some of Sidney’s best quotes. Most people only remember these quotes he said. A lot of these quotes came out of the scenes and scripts that was his role in movies.


New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards (Site #1)
This site was about the history of New York Drama Critics' Circle award since 1925. This site also tells us about the time line of New York Drama critics' circle award. They published a lot of dramas that accepted by our community. The first meeting of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, on September 22, 1935. They chose the winner for every award. There're 17 members: George Jean Nathan, Burns Mantle, Robert Garland, Kelcey Allen, Brooks Atkinson, Percy Hammond, Richard Lockridge, Gilbert Gabriel, John Anderson, Whitney Bolton, Rowland Field, John Mason Brown, Arthur Pollack, Robert Benchley, Joseph Wood Krutch, Walter Winchell, and Stark Young. They were all white and work together really well. The New York Drama Critics' Circle is made up of eighteen drama critics from news papers, magazines, wire serves. The organization was founded in 1935 at theAlgonquin Hotel by a group that included Brooks Atkinson, Walter Winchell, and Robert Benchley. The site tells us how each play becomes popular and special that can be accepted by the people and who's became the president of each period of time of the New York Drama Critics' Circle that's really important for us to know and study about it.

New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards (Site #2)

This site was telling us all the best play, best American play, best musical and special citation of each year/award since 1935-2007. The New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards are presented each May by critics from all New York City's newspapers, magazines and wire services except the New York Times. That’s important for us to know while we’re studyingabout it.

New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards (Site #3)
This site was telling us about the award of the New York Drama Critics' Circle that happened in the year of 2007-2008. The best play was August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts, and the best musical was Passing Strange, by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. 22 members got to vote to pick out the winner (3 plots). Which is August: Osage County won handily with 44 points. Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer placed second (18 points); Tom Stoppard’s Rock 'n' Roll was third (16 points). The best musical won 11 votes. And the awards will presented at a private ceremony at the Algonquin Hotel on May 19, 2008. Black Female Playwrights Today (Site #1) This website lets me see today’s most active African American playwrights. Many people have joined this group. It has some of the most successful playwrights from today. It helps narrow my search down very much. I can tell that this is a credible source because it ends with “.org”, which is a good sign for credibility. I can see myself getting some great information from this website. Not only that, it has enough information to come up with great questions for my WebQuest website.

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