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Paul Green: North Carolina Writers on the Legacy of the State’s Most Celebrated Playwright

Paul Green: North Carolina Writers on the Legacy of the State’s Most Celebrated Playwright

By Editors Georgann Eubanks and Margaret BauerPublisher: BlairISBN: 978-1958888230Genre: NonfictionPrice: 19.95
Available from: Blair

This anthology examines the life and selected works of North Carolina’s most distinguished playwright of the 20th century, Paul Green (1894-1981). 

Paul Green is best known for his outdoor historical dramas, which are still performed across the United States. However, he was not only a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, but was also an activist committed to human rights, racial equity, prison reform, and ending the death penalty. This anthology includes the frank reflections from an award-winning array of contemporary North Carolina writers. Their essays about Green’s work and relationships are meant to launch new conversations about a man who was seen as progressive, even radical, in his time.

Included writers: Margaret Bauer, Jim Grimsley, Lynden Harris, Marjorie Hudson, Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Jill McCorkle, Ray Owen, Philip Shabazz, Mike Wiley, ​​and others.