9781408173824-1408173824-The Methuen Drama Book of Post-black Plays (Play Anthologies)

The Methuen Drama Book of Post-black Plays (Play Anthologies)

ISBN-13: 9781408173824
ISBN-10: 1408173824
Edition: 1
Author: Davis, Eisa, Anderson, Christina, Gardley, Marcus, O'Hara, Robert, Brooks, J. Nicole, Salter, Nikkole, Gurira, Danai, Son, Diana, Lee, Young Jean
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Format: Paperback 512 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9781408173824
ISBN-10: 1408173824
Edition: 1
Author: Davis, Eisa, Anderson, Christina, Gardley, Marcus, O'Hara, Robert, Brooks, J. Nicole, Salter, Nikkole, Gurira, Danai, Son, Diana, Lee, Young Jean
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Format: Paperback 512 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Davis, Eisa, Anderson, Christina, Gardley, Marcus, O'Hara, Robert, Brooks, J. Nicole, Salter, Nikkole, Gurira, Danai, Son, Diana, Lee, Young Jean wrote The Methuen Drama Book of Post-black Plays (Play Anthologies) comprising 512 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1408173824 and 9781408173824. Since then The Methuen Drama Book of Post-black Plays (Play Anthologies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.05 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

'Post-black' refers to an emerging trend within black arts to find new and multiple expressions of blackness, unburdened by the social and cultural expectations of blackness of the past and moving beyond the conventional binary of black and white.

Reflecting this multiplicity of perspectives, the plays in this collection explode the traditional ways of representing black families on the American stage, and create new means to consider the interplay of race, with questions of class, gender, and sexuality. They engage and critique current definitions of black and African-American identity, as well as previous limitations placed on what constitutes blackness and black theatre.

Written by the emerging stars of American theatre such as Eisa Davis and Marcus Gardley, the plays explore themes as varied as family and individuality, alienation and gentrification, and reconciliation and belonging. They demonstrate a wide-range of formal and structural innovations for the American theatre, and reflect the important ways in which contemporary playwrights are expanding the American dramatic canon with new and diverse means of representation.

Edited by two leading US scholars in black drama, Harry J. Elam Jr (Stanford) and Douglas A. Jones Jr (Princeton), this cutting edge anthology gathers together some of the most exciting new American plays, selected by a rigorous academic backbone and explored in depth by supporting critical material.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book