Charles H. Fuller Biography | Author of A Soldier's Play

Charles H. Fuller
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Charles H. Fuller was born in Philadelphia on March 5, 1939. His father was a printer, and it was while proofreading his father's work that Fuller became interested in literature. While in high school, Fuller and a friend vowed to read every book in the library, but when he realized that there were no books by African Americans, Fuller pledged to fill the shelves. After attending Yiddish theatre, Fuller became focused on drama. Fuller joined the army in 1959 after two years at Villanova University. While in the Army, he served as a petroleum laboratory technician in Korea and Japan. After his time in the army, Fuller attended LaSalle College from 1965 to 1968 and continued to write. Fuller ignores these early efforts, although critics praised his The Village: A Party (1968) as showing promise. Fuller's first professionally produced play, The Brownsville Raid (1976), drew critical attention. This was followed by Zooman and the Sign...

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