John Henry A Play

By: Bradford, Roark (with Music by Jacques Wolfe and Sets by Albert Johnson)

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; THis book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The linen covered boards have several spots of foxing, especially by the spine joints and some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with monochrome depictions of the staging of the play. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page (Esto B. Broughton). Also included is the cast list, featuring Paul Robeson as John Henry. "Bradford continued to produce well-received work during the 1930s and early 1940s. He served in the U. S. Naval Reserve Bureau of Aeronautics Training during World War II. In 1946, he accepted a position as visiting lecturer in the English department at Tulane University in New Orleans. On November 13, 1948, he died of amebic dysentery, believed to have been contracted while he was stationed in French West Africa in 1943. His cremated remains were spread over the waters of the Mississippi River. At the time of his death, Bradford’s writings were very popular. Since the 1940s, however, much of his body of work has been reevaluated. Many criticize his work as patronizing and demeaning in its portrayal of black characters. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: John Henry A Play

Author Name: Bradford, Roark (with Music by Jacques Wolfe and Sets by Albert Johnson)

Categories: Drama,

Edition: 1st Illustrated Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A37728

Keywords: Drama Roark Bradford Jacque Wolfe Albert Johnson Plays John Henry Myths & Legends African Americans Drama,