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Aristotle and black drama : a theater of civil disobedience

Author: Patrice D Rankine
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2013] ©2013
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Described by Martin Luther King Jr as both moral reflection and political act, the performance of civil disobedience in the face of unjust laws is also, Patrice Rankine argues, a deeply artistic  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Aristotle; Aristoteles; Aristotle.; Aristotle.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice D Rankine
ISBN: 9781602584525 1602584524
OCLC Number: 822229874
Description: xv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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"This book invites us to revise existing genealogies of black theater and offers us the provocative idea of classical theory of drama as a handmaiden for the theater of civil disobedience. Like the Read more...

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