Troubled Island : An Opera in Three Acts

By: Hughes, Langston (libretto) and William Grant Still (music)

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Stapled, pale blue wraps with deep red titles. This copy is toned around the edges and has some light wear at the spine but, otherwise, seems unused. Without the toning this would be a near fine copy. This opera, based on the Haitian revolution, was begun by composer Stills and librettist Hughes in 1936. Hughes eventually left the project and the libretto was completed by Verna Arvey who went on the marry Still. This edition of the libretto only lists only Hughes as the author. Some controversy surrounds the opera's limited run, since accusations were made that New York critics offered negative reviews because of racist attitudes. Bruccoli, FPAA, 3, 170b; Dickinson 17 ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 38 pages

Title: Troubled Island : An Opera in Three Acts

Author Name: Hughes, Langston (libretto) and William Grant Still (music)

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: New York, Leeds Music Corporation: 1949

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16307

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Opera Music Drama