North American Indian Drama contains 256 plays by 49 playwrights representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century. More than half of the works are previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, Hawaiian/Samoan, and others. Together, the plays demonstrate Native theater’s diversity of tribal traditions and approaches to drama—melding conventional dramatic form with ancient storytelling and ritual performance elements, experimenting with traditional ideas of time and narrative, or challenging Western dramatic structure.

Materials Indexed: Plays Database Type: Full Text Collection Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: American Indian Studies, Dramatic Arts, Literature, Native American Studies, Playscripts, Theater, Theater -- Plays Broad Category: Ethnic & Gender Studies, Humanities, Languages & Literatures