Green Pastures

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Play by Marc Connelly, produced and published in 1930, and awarded a Pulitzer Prize, is based on Roark Bradford's Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun (1928).

Mr. Deshee, a black preacher in Louisiana, gives a Bible lesson to his country Sunday school class, and the action of the play dramatizes his narratives, presenting black people's anthropomorphic conception of God and Heaven, and representing Old Testament history in terms of Southern black life.

Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

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