A Sourcebook of African-American Performance: Plays, People, by Annemarie Bean

By Annemarie Bean

A Sourcebook on African-American functionality is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts flow of the Nineteen Sixties and the hot Black Renaissance of the 1990s.As with all titles within the Worlds of functionality sequence, the Sourcebook involves vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items by means of extraordinary students, writers and performers. It comprises the performs 'Sally's Rape' by way of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' through Suzan-Lori Parks, and is derived entire with a considerable, ancient advent through Annemarie Bean.Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews integrated conceal themes such as:* theatre at the expert, innovative and school phases* live performance dance* group activism * step indicates* functionality art.Contributors comprise Annemarie Bean, Ed Bullins, Barbara Lewis, John O'Neal, Glenda Dickersun, James V. Hatch, Warren Budine Jr. and Eugene Nesmith.

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214—Apt 10—but why are you interested? CHARLES: Larry, bring the black bitch out fast. Want to get a good look at her so I’ll see jest why we sweating tonight. Yeah. For all the black bitches like her. WHITE COP: (has turned around and seen the activity) Hey. What are all the people doing out in the middle of the street? What’s happening here? There’s something going on here I don’t know about and I have a right to know… CHARLES: Right? Man. You ain’t got no rights here. Jest shut your fucking white mouth before you git into something you wish you wasn’t in.

Menacing) Where is it? HOSS: Where’s what? G. (pulls out a quart of vodka) Well, no use savin’ it anyway. Who wants some 100 proof tiger piss? BAMA: (to Stoogie) Hey, man, how much was in dat mathafukker’s wallet? STOOGIE: (nods toward Jack) Cool it, sucker. HOSS: (to Stoogie) But, man, you holdin’ the watch and ring too! STOOGIE: (advancing on them) What’s wrong with you jive-ass mathafukkers? BIG GIRL: Okay, cool it? There’s only one person gets out of hand ‘round here, ya understand? G. Let it slide… BABY GIRL: CAT!

She ain’t coming tonight. She’ll come another time. ROLAND: Another time? Man you flipping out? Why don’t you realize… CHARLES: I said, Roland, she’ll come another time. Now help her up those fucking stairs. Oh yes. Jimmy, see too that she gets some hot tea. You dig? Ten o’clock is our time. There ain’t no time for anyone. There ain’t no time for nothing ‘cept what we came to do. Understand? Now get your ass stepping. ) LARRY: Hey Charles, over here fast. Look what I found coming out one of the buildings.

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