By Annemarie Bean
A Sourcebook on African-American functionality is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts circulate of the Nineteen Sixties and the hot Black Renaissance of the 1990s.As with all titles within the Worlds of functionality sequence, the Sourcebook includes vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items by way of awesome students, writers and performers. It comprises the performs 'Sally's Rape' by means of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' by means of Suzan-Lori Parks, and springs whole with a considerable, old advent via Annemarie Bean.Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews incorporated hide issues such as:* theatre at the expert, innovative and school phases* live performance dance* group activism * step exhibits* 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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G. I’ll do anything but please…ohhh Big…I won’t forget my promise. BIG GIRL: Let’s go. We don’t want to miss the show, do we? , please. Not that. It’s not his fault! Please! BIG GIRL: DO LIKE I SAY! DO LIKE I WANT YOU TO DO! (Clara drops her head and rises and exits stage right followed by Big Girl. Stoogie and his boys finish their drinks, stalk and swagger about. ) BAMA: Hey, Stoogie babe, what about the split? STOOGIE: (drunk) Later, you square-ass, lame-ass mathafukker! (Hoss giggles) BABY GIRL: CAT!
What do you mean spying? You see. Well you know how it is. , I stopped by. Well. I was just leaving but this guy and another one taking someone upstairs saw me—pulled a gun on me and brought me out here. CHARLES: What building and what apartment were you visiting my man? WHITE COP: No. 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.
BLACK COP: I’m crazy. I don’t know why I hurt people. I hurt people. I don’t know why. (takes out paper penis-pistol) I don’t know why. I’m sick to hurt. Hurt to hurt. It is myself being hurt. I hurt. Please let me stagger. Hurt you. Hurt you. (rhythm) Hurt and hurt you. Please. (staggers against desk) WHITE COP: You couldn’t take it that’s all. You’re not fit for justice among the civilized. The great face looters. That’s all. BLACK COP: I’m a savage? I’m a savage? Savage? BLACK MAN: Hello. 3 POLICE 41 BLACK WOMAN: Discovery.
A Sourcebook of African-American Performance: Plays, People, Movements (Worlds of Performance) by Annemarie Bean