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René Marqués

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(1919–79)

Puerto Rico's most important twentieth-century dramatist. Marqués conquered the national stage in 1953 with La carreta (The Oxcart). Performed in Spanish in New York the...

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Ruby Dee

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(1924– )

*African-American actress and playwright, who first appeared on Broadway in 1943 and in the 1946–7 season starred in Anna Lucasta, which she toured with her husband Ossie...

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Standing Bear, Luther

Richard C. Goode.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Theatre. 1261 words.

Standing Bear, Luther ( December 1868–19 February 1939), Oglala Sioux chief, author, and actor, was born on the Sioux Pine reservation in South Dakota, the son of Standing Bear, a Sioux...

Suzan-Lori Parks

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(1963– )

*African-American playwright who first attracted notice in 1990 with Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom. Fascinated by the play of history in the contemporary...

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