Synopsis

The American Play and Other Works

The American Play and Other Works $18.99

Suzan-Lori Parks

Published by Theatre Communications

Parks brings a powerful African American female perspective to contemporary avant-garde theater--or perhaps it's the other way around. This volume covers her career from its beginning in the mid-1980s up to 1994. All the works are audacious

Black history, black culture and the supernatural collide in The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World. In The America Play, a black man travels the U.S. reenacting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln over and over, as other characters try to extricate themselves from the giant pit of history (and to figure out how they got into it)

This volume includes the euphoniously titled Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom, Betting on the Dust Commander, Pickling, and Devotees in the Garden of Love

The plays are ...

Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom & Betting on the Dust Commander & Pickling & The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire & Devotees in the Garden of Love + Essays

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