Download A Sourcebook on African-American Performance: Plays, People, by Annemarie Bean PDF

By Annemarie Bean

A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts flow of the Nineteen Sixties and the recent Black Renaissance of the 1990s.
As with all titles within the Worlds of Performance sequence, the Sourcebook involves vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items by way of outstanding students, writers and performers. It comprises the performs 'Sally's Rape' by means of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' by way of Suzan-Lori Parks, and springs whole with a considerable, historic advent by means of Annemarie Bean.
Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews integrated conceal themes such as:
* theatre at the specialist, innovative and school stages
* live performance dance
* neighborhood activism
* step shows
* functionality art.
Contributors comprise Annemarie Bean, Ed Bullins, Barbara Lewis, John O'Neal, Glenda Dickersun, James V. Hatch, Warren Budine Jr. and Eugene Nesmith.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Sourcebook on African-American Performance: Plays, People, Movements PDF

Similar theater books

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Why do card tips work? How can magicians do amazing feats of arithmetic mentally? Why do level "mind-reading" tips paintings? typically, we easily settle for those methods and "magic" with out spotting that they are really demonstrations of strict legislation in line with likelihood, units, number theory, topology, and different branches of arithmetic.

The Films of Jack Nicholson


Theatre and Performance in Small Nations

Arguing that the cultures of small international locations supply important insights into the best way humans relate to nationwide identification in a globalized global, Theatre and function in Small countries beneficial properties an array of case reviews that learn the relationships among theater, functionality, identification, and the state. those contributions conceal quite a lot of nationwide contexts, together with small “stateless” countries similar to Catalonia, Scotland, and Wales; First international locations similar to indigenous Australia and the Latino usa; and geographically huge, immense international locations whose relationships to strong associates significantly impact their experience of cultural autonomy

Extra resources for A Sourcebook on African-American Performance: Plays, People, Movements

Sample text

No more no less. Don’t philosophize, just take out that gun. COPS: What’s going on! ALL: We want to convince this nigger to stop killing us, for you. What do you think? YOUNG BOY: No we want to report a crime. A murder of sanity. YOUNG GIRL: A murder. BLACK COP: Where? I must solve it! BLACK WOMAN: You did it. BLACK COP: Y…me? BLACK WOMAN: To you! ALL: By them. Look at them. Dance with me Henry! Work with me anger. Slop. Bump a chump a lump. 42 I THEATRICAL IN(TER)VENTIONS (Sudden pantomime. Lights dim—come up to shift of players.

The cops are murderers. The cops are murderers. A black cop is a murderer. He just shot my man. ) BLACK WOMAN: What’s that bitch sayin? Her man. Bitch. What? That’s my man, there dead. YOUNG GIRL: (weeping) You like dead folks for husbands. All you want is soft shit. Not no husband. Just soft shit. Get away. Help people. Black cop shot my man. BLACK WOMAN: You shut up. It’s my man. YOUNG GIRL: A dead man. Nobody’s man. A dead man. And bitch you killed him. BLACK WOMAN: Don’t talk to me like that.

Not that. It’s not his fault! Please! BIG GIRL: DO LIKE I SAY! DO LIKE I WANT YOU TO DO! (Clara drops her head and rises and exits stage right followed by Big Girl. Stoogie and his boys finish their drinks, stalk and swagger about. ) BAMA: Hey, Stoogie babe, what about the split? STOOGIE: (drunk) Later, you square-ass, lame-ass mathafukker! (Hoss giggles) BABY GIRL: CAT! CAT! CAT! : (seated drinking) Shut up, Baby Girl. Ain’t no cats out dere. 2 CLARA’S OLE MAN 31 MISS FAMIE: (staggers from upstairs, calls back) Good night Toohey.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 13 votes