In Abraham's Bosom

by  Paul Green

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 3f

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In Abraham's Bosom

by  Paul Green

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    9m, 3f
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    Pulitzer, From Broadway

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In this story, Paul Green, a product himself of a rural upbringing in North Carolina, tells the post Civil War story of the deeply troubled young man, son of a tyrannical white land owner and a poor black woman, who sees education as the means of raising himself and his African-American community out of the bondage of segregation. He strives heroically to fulfill his dream, but in the end is brought down by his own rage at the racist society and the hatred and jealously felt by his white half brother. Throughout his prolific writing life, Green's work focused largely on the struggles of individuals negatively affected by segregation and racism, and, he brought into stark focus, the continuing and discouraging plight of African Americans in the south in the 1920s.
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  • Winner! 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Drama


"So well-written and so well-played that even near" -Southerners who applaud Dixie the loudest may be urged to sympathy. - The Herald Tribune


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Paul Green

Paul Green (1894 - 1981) received the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for In Abraham's Bosom. Other works include Johnny Johnson (music by Kurt Weill), the stage ...

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The premiere production ran for 277 performances at the Provincetown Players.

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