Douglas Turner Ward Critical Essays

Introduction

Ward, Douglas Turner 1930–

Ward is a black American playwright, actor, producer, and director who cofounded the Negro Ensemble Company. He has been termed "a direct descendant of Langston Hughes" by Doris E. Abramson for such plays as Happy Ending and Day of Absence which deal humorously with serious racial issues. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 81-84.)