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Estranging Whiteness Queens, Clowns, and Beasts in 1960s Black Drama

Marvin McAllister

in Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835081
eISBN:
9781469602431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869062_mcallister.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter is partly about an indirect transatlantic dialogue between the politically “black” Genet and three very different African American playwrights: Adrienne Kennedy, Douglas Turner Ward, and ... More


From Absence to Flight: The Appearance of Comic Rage in the Black Arts and Black Power Movements, 1966–1976

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores radicalization of comic rage in Douglas Turner Ward’s Day of Absence and Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada. Emerging in the middle of the transition from the integrationist period ... More


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