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Walker ; and The ghost dance

Author: Derek Walcott
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2002] © 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Walker, first performed in 1992 and revived (in a revised version) in 2001, is named for David Walker, the nineteenth-century black abolitionist from Boston who advocated violent revolt against slavery and galvanized his generation. In Walcott's hands he is a classical hero, a political leader who is also a poet." "The Ghost Dance takes place on a cold winter's day in Dakota, when Kicking Bear brings news of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: David Walker; Kicking Bear; Kicking Bear; David Walker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Walcott
ISBN: 0374528144 9780374528140
OCLC Number: 50332940
Description: 246 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Walker --
The ghost dance.
Other Titles: Ghost Dance.
Responsibility: Derek Walcott.

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"Walker, first performed in 1992 and revived (in a revised version) in 2001, is named for David Walker, the nineteenth-century black abolitionist from Boston who advocated violent revolt against slavery and galvanized his generation. In Walcott's hands he is a classical hero, a political leader who is also a poet." "The Ghost Dance takes place on a cold winter's day in Dakota, when Kicking Bear brings news of a rebellion to a white widow named Catherine Weldon; when the alarm seeps into the tiny fort nearby, its mixed company splinters apart in the face of the perceived threat. First performed in 1989, it is a parable of American life at a crossroads, drawn from a story with a historical conclusion: Sitting Bull and his Sioux followers will die at the hands of the Army and Indian agents."--BOOK JACKET.

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