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Black Theatre

Ritual Performance In The African Diaspora

Black Theatre by Paul Carter Harrison
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Generating a new understanding of the past—as well as a vision for the future—this path-breaking volume contains essays written by playwrights, scholars, and critics that analyze African American theatre as it is practiced today.Even as they acknowledge that Black experience is not monolithic, these contributors argue provocatively and persuasively for a Black consciousness that creates a culturally specific theatre. This theatre, rooted in an African mythos, offers ritual rather than realism; it transcends the specifics of social relations, reaching toward revelation. The ritual performance that is intrinsic to Black theatre renews the community; in Paul Carter Harrison's words, it "reveals the Form of Things Unknown" in a way that "binds, cleanses, and heals."
Temple University Press; November 2002
432 pages; ISBN 9781439901151
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Title: Black Theatre
Author: Paul Carter Harrison; Gus Edwards; Victor Leo Walker Ii
 
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1439901155
9781439901151
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