Colored contradictions : an anthology of contemporary African-American plays / edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr., and Robert Alexander

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Subjects: American drama--African American authors
American drama--20th century
African Americans--Drama
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, c1996
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: viii, 643 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Harry J. Elam, Jr. 1
Foreword / Robert Alexander 16
I Ain't Yo' Uncle / Robert Alexander 21
The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show / Carlyle Brown 91
Re/Membering Aunt Jemima: A Menstrual Show / Breena Clarke, Glenda Dickerson 141
For black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much / Keith Antar Mason 175
Fierce Love / Pomo Afro Homos 255
Tod, The Boy, Tod / Talvin Wilks 287
Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women / Rhodessa Jones 359
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery / Shay Youngblood 379
Come Down Burning / Kia Corthron 417
Crying Holy / Wayne Corbitt 453
Before It Hits Home / Cheryl L. West 523
Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom / Suzan-Lori Parks 591
Additional Authors: Elam, Harry Justin
Alexander, Robert
Notes: LCCN: 96015948
ISBN: 0452274974
Contents: Introduction / Harry J. Elam, Jr. -- Foreword / Robert Alexander -- Section one: Smashing stereotypes and embracing icons. I ain't yo' uncle / Robert Alexander -- The Little Tommy Parker celebrated colored minstrel show / Carlyle Brown -- Re/membering Aunt Jemima: a menstrual show / Breena Clarke, Glenda Dickerson -- Section two: Black men at risk. for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much / Keith Antar Mason -- Fierce love / Pomo Afro Homos -- Tod, the boy, Tod / Talvin Wilks -- Section three: Reconstructing Black womanhood. Big butt girls, hard-headed women / Rhodessa Jones -- Shakin' the mess outta misery / Shay Youngblood -- Come down burning / Kia Corthron -- Section four: The Black family in crisis. Crying holy / Wayne Corbitt -- Before it hits home / Cheryl L. West -- Imperceptible mutabilities in the third kingdom / Suzan-Lori Parks
OCLC Number: 34651437
ISBN/ISSN: 0452274974