A Sourcebook of African-American Performance: Plays, People, by Annemarie Bean

By Annemarie Bean

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

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Give them back to the dude. And Jimmy go get Roland. Tell him to come talk a bit. What a night this has been. It’s hard working with these people. They like cattle you know. Don’t really understand anything. Being a cop, you probably found that too. Right? WHITE COP: (lighting a cigarette) Yeah. I did. A little. But the hardest thing for me to understand was that all you black people would even live in these conditions. Well. You know. Everybody has had ghettos but they built theirs up and there was respect there.

Soap and water. Freak. Quiet. Freak. Lines across the eyes. Water shine sauce. Keep the freak, baby! I don wanna, but it’s economics. BLACK MAN: TAKE DOWN YOUR PANTS AND DON’T TRY TO FOLLOW! What fool. 30 cents. Stop it! Stop it! (they struggle, black cop and black man) Bang, (with mouth) Bang bang… Get back… what?? BLACK COP: (running in place) I don wanna… I don wanna! 3 POLICE 43 COPS: Yeh, Yeh, Yeh. ALL: No, No, No. We wanna report a murder! BLACK COP: I don’ wanna, (runs over, starts shooting) Boing Bang Bang Ban—I don’ wanna.

CHARLES: C’mon man. Give them back to the dude. And Jimmy go get Roland. Tell him to come talk a bit. What a night this has been. It’s hard working with these people. They like cattle you know. Don’t really understand anything. Being a cop, you probably found that too. Right? WHITE COP: (lighting a cigarette) Yeah. I did. A little. But the hardest thing for me to understand was that all you black people would even live in these conditions. Well. You know. Everybody has had ghettos but they built theirs up and there was respect there.

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