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Purlie a musical by Ossie Davis

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Published by S. French in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementbased on the play Purlie victorious by Ossie Davis ; lyrics by Peter Udell ; music by Gary Geld ; book by Davis-Rose-Udell.
ContributionsGeld, Gary., Udell, Peter., Rose, Philip., Davis, Ossie.
The Physical Object
Pagination73 p. ;
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22963857M

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Purlie, the musical version of the black and white film Purlie Victorious by Ozzie Davis. The original stage play and movie starred Ozzie Davis and his wife Ruby Dee. This is an excellent musical version starring Robert Guillome and Melba Moore. A great story of the Black American south and white allies/5(12). Purlie (Original, Musical, Comedy, Broadway) opened in New York City and played through Nov 6, Purlie. Book by Ossie Davis, Phillip Rose and Peter Udell. Based on the play Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis. Music by Gary Geld. Lyrics by Peter Udell. Directed by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ronzel Bell, Choreography by Aya Wallace and Chanda Branch, Costume Design by Brenda Hayes and Set Design by Deb Royals. Purlie By: Ossie Davis Lyrics By: Peter Udell Music By: Gary Geld Book By: Davis Rose-Udell Directed by Sheldon Epps Student Guide written and designed by Jessica Mills, Education and Community Programs Intern With contributions from Mark Fleischer and Leslie Waters Edited and published by The Goodman Theatre.

Book Description New York, Samuel French, Inc., 18,2 cm x 12,6 cm. 90 pages. With Scene Design illustration. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; Decem February 4, ) was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social Range: $ - $ Purlie Victorious book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A black man dreams of being a preacher and works to take control o /5. Purlie. A Musical (Comedy) in 2 Acts, 6 Scenes, a Prologue and an Epilogue. Book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose and Peter Udell. Based on the play Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis. Music by Gary Geld. Lyrics by Peter Udell. Broadway Theatre, New York - 15 March, ( perfs) Story. Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee is dead. Synopsis "Purlie" tells the story of Purlie, a self-taught preacher who returns to his home in the South with the intent of opening an abandoned church and ringing the bell of problem is that Ol' Cap'n is holding Purlie's inheritance due to a long-lost cousin. With the help of Ol' Cap'n's son, Charlie, Purlie's manages to outsmart the white haired old-timer to win a victor' for.

Biography Early life and education. Moore was born Beatrice Melba Hill or Beatrice Melba Smith (sources differ) in New York City to Gertrude Melba Smith (–), who was a singer professionally known as Bonnie Davis and Teddy Hill (–), a big band leader. Moore grew up in the Harlem section of New York until age 9 when her mother remarried jazz pianist Clement Leroy Moorman and. Purlie Gates is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Purlie Gates and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. Book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Based on the play "Purlie Victorious" by Ossie Davis; Orchestration and Choral Arrangments by Garry Sherman and Luther Henderson; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson. Discussion of themes and motifs in Ossie Davis' Purlie Victorious. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of Purlie Victorious so you can excel on your essay or test.