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By Annemarie Bean

ISBN-10: 0415182344

ISBN-13: 9780415182348

A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts circulation of the Sixties and the recent Black Renaissance of the 1990s.
As with all titles within the Worlds of Performance sequence, the Sourcebook includes vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items through impressive students, writers and performers. It contains the performs 'Sally's Rape' by way of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' via Suzan-Lori Parks, and springs entire with a considerable, ancient advent by way of Annemarie Bean.
Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews incorporated conceal issues such as:
* theatre at the expert, progressive and school stages
* live performance dance
* neighborhood activism
* step shows
* 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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Dancing, singing, cursing, fighting. The mother is tossed back and forth. The mother is sprawled catatonically on the floor doing a spastic jerk as The Jerk. The son crawls around the floor on his hands and knees following a black red-eyed girl with blonde hair and round sunglasses. The father dances around nude with a young negro in leather jacket who waves his knife in front of him to make the father keep his manly distance. The criminal is absorbed in the party, then backs off to watch. ) CRIMINAL: This is the tone of America.

JACK: I was in the Marines for three years. STOOGIE: Hey, man. That must’a been a gas. JACK: It was okay. I seen a lot…went a lot of places. BIG GIRL: Yeah, you must’a seen it all. STOOGIE: Did you get to go anywhere overseas, man? JACK: Yeah, I was aboard ship most of the time. HOSS: Wow, man. That sounds cool. BAMA: You really was overseas, man? JACK: Yeah, I went to Europe and North Africa and the Caribbean. STOOGIE: What kind of a boat were you on, man? JACK: A ship. BIG GIRL: A boat! JACK: No, a ship.

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. Man. I’ve got to call in about this dude. Is there a phone in any of these fire traps? JIMMY: Yeah. I got one in my place during the year I lived here. It’s No. 48 I THEATRICAL IN(TER)VENTIONS 210–1st floor—1C—back apartment. I’ll stay here with this socializing dude while you call.

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