Fire This Time African-American Plays for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1559362057
ISBN-13: 9781559362054
Edition: 2002
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Description: This major new anthology collects new work by important artists which explore the context of African-American drama in 21 st century America. The plays included are: In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks An examination of a homeless black women and  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

This major new anthology collects new work by important artists which explore the context of African-American drama in 21 st century America. The plays included are: In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks An examination of a homeless black women and her children based on The Scarlet Letter. Civil Sex by Brian Freeman A look at the intersections of civil rights on the life of activist Bayard Rustin. The Dark Kalamazoo by Oni Faidi Lampley A tale of isolation and rediscovery as a young black co-ed comes of age during a journey to Africa. Jitney by August Wilson The lives of Jitney cab drivers at a 1977 Pittsburgh cab station. Insurrection: Holding History by Robert O'Hara The lives of a young gay college student and his 189-year-old great-great-grandfather are transported back to the time of the Nat Turner slave rebellion. Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage An interracial romance threatens to divide a black family set during the Harlem Renaissance. A Preface to the Alien Garden by Robert Alexander A study of the gangsta life style in present day Kansas City. A Rhyme Deferred by Kamilah Forbes and Hop Hop Theatre Junction An Afro-centric update of the Cain and Abel story. Slanguage by Stephen Sapp and Universes Rhyme, roots, rhythm and storytelling to a hip hop beat. Harry Elam, Jr. is the Director of Graduate Studies for Drama at Stanford University. He has directed numerous plays, including works of August Wilson, who is the subject of his forthcoming book. Robert Alexander is the author of I Ain't Yo' Uncle, Servant of the People and The Last Orbit of Billy Mars. Mr. Alexander is currently in residence at D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Robert Alexander is the author of the bestselling novels "Rasputinas Daughter" and "The Kitchen Boy," He has spent thirty years traveling in Russia, where he has worked for the U.S. government and currently is a partner in a St. Petersburg company operating a number of businesses.

Getting the spirit : an introduction
American pop and why plays still matter : an introduction
Staring into the shattered mirror : identity
In the blood
Civil sex
The dark Kalamazoo
Looking through the mirror backwards : the presence of the past
King Hedley II
Insurrection : holding history
Crumbs from the table of joy
New reflections in the mirror : the birth of a hip-hop nation
A preface to the alien garden
Rhyme deferred
Slanguage

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