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Phillis: A Life of Phillis Wheatley

Phillis: A Life of Phillis Wheatley

By Martha Hill Newell.

Product Code: PD2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 9m., 7w., extras.

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$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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Synopsis

We know relatively little about the young black woman who emerged as one of the first (probably the first) black poets of Colonial America. We know that she was kidnapped by slave traders in Senegal, West Africa, when she was 8. We know that she was bought by John and Susannah Wheatley, a cultured Boston family. We know that within a breathtakingly short span she learned to speak and read English and went on to learn Latin and write elegant classical poetry. Martha Hill Newell has taken Phillis' short life (she died at 30) and poetry and woven them into a gripping drama set in Boston, Africa and London. Audiences will identify with her drive to be accepted for herself rather than for what she represents, to be treated without patronization, not as a credit to her race or sex but as a person with feelings and aspirations.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code PD2000
  • Cast Size 16
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780932720573
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.