A Soldier's Play Essay

Charles H. Fuller
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Calling A Soldier's Play a "flawed but estimable" work, Oilman offers a mostly favorable review, noting that Fuller's play is representative of the growth of the Negro Ensemble Company that produced the drama.

After fourteen seasons, the Negro Ensemble Company can no longer be regarded as an exotic enterprise on the fringe. The N.E.C. came into being because the established American theater didn't seem to have any place for the black experience. So the group proceeded to carve such a place for itself, with determination if not always a clear notion of what it was doing. Its stance was either aggressive, that of an adversary, or defensive, which meant insular and self-validating; it stumbled, fell, rose and kept going.

Never quite a true ensemble, in that it frequently brings in performers for particular productions, the company has had difficulty creating an identifiable style, a way of...

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