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A Clearing beyond the Melancholic Haze: Staging Racial Grieving in Suzan-Lori Parks’s and Tony Kushner’s

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Through an analysis of Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus and Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change, this chapter contemplates how cultural practice might be used to cut through and deactivate the unresolved ... More


How a Mama on the Couch Evolves into a Black Man with Watermelon: George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, and the Theatre of “Colored Contradictions”

Jennifer Larson

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the plays of George C. Wolfe, whose work reclaims and reopens the literary and cultural past, and Suzan-Lori Parks, whose work furthers this project. Both playwrights take as ... More


Conclusion Problems and Possibilities of Whiting Up

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.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book concludes with Suzan-Lori Parks's playful appropriations of historical whiteness, which place her dramaturgy in the tradition of whiting up and provide more avenues for black bodies to ... More


Coda: The Literary Advantage

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The coda compares narrative strategies in Lee Daniels’s 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire with those in the 1996 source work in order to show that abstractionist disruption is ... More


Telling Other Tales

Fiona Macintosh and Justine McConnell

in Performing Epic or Telling Tales

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198846581
eISBN:
9780191881664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846581.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 examines the various ways in which the Bakhtinian heteroglossia of epic performances has been created: by the use of a participating bardic figure, who extends the Brechtian role of ... More


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