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Aristotle and Black Drama : a Theater of Civil Disobedience

Author: Patrice D Rankine
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, 2013.
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Aristotle and Black Drama frames the theater of civil disobedience to challenge the hostility that still exists between theater and black identity.--Chy Sprauve, Lehman College "Journal of African  Read more...

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Rankine, Patrice D.
Aristotle and Black Drama.
Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012043682
(OCoLC)822229874
Named Person: Aristotle
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice D Rankine
ISBN: 9781602584549 1602584540 1299718043 9781299718043
OCLC Number: 852899317
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Civil disobedience as resistance to tradition and performance --
Classical origins of character and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a negro, Electra, and Orestes --
The Oedipus story and the perfect play, or The gospel according to Rita Dove: The darker face of the earth and Sonata Mulattica: a life in five movements and a short play --
Racial intent and dramatic form: Eugene O'Neill's All Gods' chillun got wings and The Emperor Jones --
Aristotle's Spectacle and August Wilson's Spectacle character: Joe Turner's Come and gone --
Freedom songs and metaphors of healing: Eugene O'Neill's Mourning becomes Electra, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the sun, and Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus and Topdog/Underdog --
Truth and reconciliation: civil disobedience and the cosmopolitan citizen: Charles Smith's The gospel according to James, Thomas Bradshaw's Mary, David Mamet's Race, and Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park.
Responsibility: Patrice D. Rankine.

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