The Darker Face of the Earth: A Play
The Darker Face of the Earth, the first full-length play by Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove, is an Oedipal tragedy of interracial love set on a plantation in pre-Civil War South Carolina. The play has enjoyed staged readings on Broadway and full stage productions at the Kennedy Center and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. This completely revised second edition coincided with the 1996 world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Dramatic readings of The Darker Face of the Earth were initially staged on Broadway.