Hughes, Langston

(1902-1967)
   James Mercer Langston Hughes, one of the most celebrated African American poets of the first half of the 20th century, was among the few black writers to present serious dramas on Broadway. Raised by a grandmother who had lost her first husband in John Brown's Harper's Ferry raid at the start of the Civil War, Hughes grew to love literature through her encouragement. Although his first published play, The Gold Piece, appeared in 1921, the first Broadway staging of one of his plays, Mulatto,* did not appear until 1935. Hughes struggled to get works produced until the late 1940s, when his contributions, including the book and lyrics for the musical Street Scene (1947), were well-received. His 1930 play, Mule Bone,* coauthored with Zora Neale Hurston, premiered in 1991 at Lincoln Center.*

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  • Hughes, Langston — ▪ American poet in full  James Mercer Langston Hughes  born Feb. 1, 1902, Joplin, Missouri, U.S. died May 22, 1967, New York, New York  black poet and writer who became, through numerous translations, one of the foremost interpreters to the world …   Universalium

  • Hughes, Langston —    см. Хьюз, Ленгстон …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • Langston Hughes — fotografiado en 1936 por Carl Van Vechten Nacimiento 1 de febrero de 1902 …   Wikipedia Español

  • HUGHES (L.) — HUGHES LANGSTON (1902 1967) Phénomène littéraire en quelque sorte, Langston Hughes l’est non seulement parce qu’il a pratiqué tous les genres, y compris la comédie musicale, mais parce qu’il est l’un des premiers Noirs américains à avoir vécu de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Langston Hughes — For other uses, see Langston Hughes (disambiguation). Langston Hughes Hughes, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1936 Born February 1, 1902(1902 02 01) Joplin, Missouri United S …   Wikipedia

  • Langston Hughes — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hughes. Langston Hughes, photographié par Carl Van Vechten, 1936 Langston Hughes (1er& …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Langston Hughes — noun United States writer (1902 1967) • Syn: ↑Hughes, ↑James Langston Hughes • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Langston Hughes [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Langston Hughes — Hughes, fotografiert von Carl Van Vechten in 1936 Langston Hughes (* 1. Februar 1902 in Joplin, Missouri; † 22. Mai 1967 in New York) war ein Dichter und US amerikanischer Schriftsteller der Harlem Renaissance …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Langston — is the name of two places in the United States: *Langston, Alabama *Langston, OklahomaLangston is a surname of English origin: *John Mercer Langston (1829 1897), U.S. civil rights pioneer, first African American member of Congress * Dr. Michael A …   Wikipedia

  • Langston — ist der Name folgender Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Langston (Alabama) Langston (Oklahoma) Langston ist der Familienname folgender Personen: John Mercer Langston (1829–1897), US amerikanischer Politiker Mark Langston (1960), US amerikanischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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