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Suzan-Lori Parks in Person : Interviews and Commentaries.

Author: Philip C Kolin; Harvey Young
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18 interviews, some previously untranscribed or specially undertaken for this book, plus commentaries on her work by major directors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kolin, Philip C.
Suzan-Lori Parks in Person : Interviews and Commentaries.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip C Kolin; Harvey Young
ISBN: 9781136246647 1136246649
OCLC Number: 869092130
Description: 1 online resource (464 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; "Watch Me Work": Reflections on Suzan-Lori Parks and her Canon; Finding my Me; Language is a Physical Act; Hear the Bones Sing. Write It Down.; Riffing Hawthorne; Excavating Porgy and Bess; Radical Inclusion; Notes; Part I: Interviews; 1. Theater's Vibrant New Voice: Suzan-Lori Parks Puts Dreams into Words-and Invents a New Language for the Stage; 2. The Next Stage: Is Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks the Voice of the Future?; 3. Suzan-Lori Parks; October 1993; January 1994. 4. Alien Nation: An Interview with the Playwright5. Making History: Suzan-Lori Parks: The Shape of the Past; 6. For Posterior's Sake; 7. Adrienne Kennedy; 8. Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks; 9. Love and War Seen in Black and White; 10. Suzan-Lori Parks; 11. A Better Mirror: An Interview with the Playwright; 12. An Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks at CalArts; 13. The Mythology of History, Family and Performance; 14. A Moment with ... Suzan-Lori Parks, Playwright; 15. An Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks and Bonnie Metzgar; 16. It's an Oberammergau Thing: An Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks. 17. An Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks18. Conversation with The Book of Grace Playwright/Director Suzan-Lori Parks; Part II: Commentaries; 19. Remarks on Parks I: A Hunter College Symposium on the Work of Suzan-Lori Parks; Part One: Critics and Scholars; Questions and Discussion; 20. Remarks on Parks II: A Hunter College Symposium on the Work of Suzan-Lori Parks; Questions and Discussion; 21. The Birth of The Death of the Last Black Man: Recollections of the First Staging; How We Got Together; Nea Grant and Production; Characters and Figures; Directing and Dramaturgy; Production Choices. The Era and The ArtistsWorks Cited; 22. An Interview with Director Liz Diamond; 23. Bonnie Metzgar on Suzan-Lori Parks; Index.

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This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18 interviews, some previously untranscribed or specially undertaken for this book, plus commentaries on her work by major directors and critics, including Liz Diamond, Richard Foreman, Bonnie Metzgar and Beth Schachter. These contributions combine to honor the first African American woman.

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'Will definitely fill a wide and gaping lacuna in this field of theatre scholarship.' - Dr Alison Forsythe, University of Aberystwyth, UK'This volume will be essential reading for anyone interested Read more...

 
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