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Black Theatre Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora

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."

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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.""@en
  • "An insider's view of Black theatres of the world and how they reflect their culture, concerns, and history."@en

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  • "Aufsatzsammlung"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Electronic resource"@en

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  • "Black Theatre Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora"@en
  • "Black theatre"
  • "Black theatre ritual performance in the African diaspora"@en
  • "Black theatre : performance in the African diaspora"
  • "Black theatre : ritual performance in the African diaspora"