Ward, Theodore, 1902-1983

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Big white fog was originally written in 1938. The Guthrie Theater's production marked the first full-scale staging of the play since 1940.

From the description of Big white fog / by Theodore Ward, 1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 709903450

Theodore Ward (1902-1983), African American playwright.

From the description of Theodore Ward collection. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 706098627


From the description of Papers, 1938-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122554207

Theodore Ward was born on 15 September 1902 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He began formal literary study at the University of Utah in the 1920s and then studied creative writing at the University of Wisconsin until 1935. Although he never achieved any major literary successes, Ward did receive some popular notice. His plays were known for their controversial subjects, such as anti-Semitism, racism, government politics, etc. Theodore Ward died in 1983.

From the guide to the Theodore Ward papers, 1938-1951, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Alice Childress papers, 1937-1997 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Theodore Ward papers, 1938-1951 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
creatorOf Ward, Theodore, 1902-1983. Theodore Ward collection. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Jerome, V. J. (Victor Jeremy), 1896-1965. Victor Jeremy Jerome papers, 1923-1967 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Ward, Theodore, 1902-1983. Big white fog / by Theodore Ward, 1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Free Southern Theater (1963-1980). Records. 1963-1978, 1985-1986. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf Ward, Theodore. Papers, 1938-1951. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn Childress, Alice. Alice Childress papers, 1937-1997. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Baraka, Amiri, 1934-. Play Script Collection, 1935-1987. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Bellamy, Lou. person
associatedWith Childress, Alice. person
associatedWith Davis, Ossie person
associatedWith Free Southern Theater (1963-1980) corporateBody
associatedWith Guthrie Theater. corporateBody
associatedWith Jerome, V. J. (Victor Jeremy), 1896-1965. person
associatedWith New York Public Library for the Performng Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, Garland. person
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African American theater
African American dramatists
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Blacks--Race identity--Drama
Performing Arts
Black nationalism--Drama
Families, Black--Drama
African Americans
Race relations--Drama
African Americans in literature


Birth 1902-09-15

Death 1983-03-08


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