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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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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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