Download PDF by Kevin J., Jr. Wetmore: Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre

By Kevin J., Jr. Wetmore

ISBN-10: 0786415452

ISBN-13: 9780786415458

Many playwrights, authors, poets and historians have used pictures, metaphors and references to and from Greek tragedy, delusion and epic to explain the African adventure within the New global. The complicated courting among old Greek tragedy and smooth African American theatre is basically rooted in the USA, the place the relationship among historic Greece and historic Africa is explored and debated the most.
the several ways that Greek tragedy has been utilized by playwrights, administrators and others to symbolize and outline African American background and identification are explored during this paintings. types are provided for an Afro-Greek connection: Black Orpheus, during which the Greek connection is metaphorical, expressing the African by way of the eu; and Black Athena, within which old Greek tradition is “reclaimed” as a part of an Afrocentric tradition.
African American variations of Greek tragedy at the continuum of those versions are then mentioned, and performs via Peter Sellars, Adrienne Kennedy, Lee Breuer, Rita Dove, Jim Magnuson, Ernest Ferlita, Steve Carter, Silas Jones, Rhodessa Jones and Derek Walcott are analyzed. The innovations of colorblind and nontraditional casting and the way such practices can form the reception and which means of Greek tragedy in glossy American productions also are covered.

Show description

Read Online or Download Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre PDF

Similar folklore & mythology books

Download PDF by Christopher R. Fee: Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters,

Putting heroes from quite a lot of medieval traditions shoulder to shoulder, this identify presents the chance to ascertain what's universal throughout medieval mythic, mythical, and folkloric traditions, in addition to what turns out distinctive. • every one bankruptcy starts with ancient context, comprises exam of key phrases, and ends with feedback for extra analyzing• A chronology and bibliography also are incorporated

Download e-book for iPad: Imagining the Pagan Past: Gods and Goddesses in Literature by Marion Gibson

Imagining the Pagan earlier explores tales of Britain’s pagan historical past. those stories were characterized through gods and fairies, folklore and magic. they've got had an uncomfortable dating with the scholarly international; frequently being noticeable as traditionally doubtful, self-indulgent romance and, worse, encouraging tribal and nationalistic emotions or demanding church and nation.

Classical Cats: The rise and fall of the sacred cat - download pdf or read online

This is often the definitive publication on classical cats. The cat has performed an important function in historical past from the earliest instances. renowned is its position within the faith and artwork of historic Egypt, at the least its organization with witchcraft within the heart a long time. but if did the cat turn into a household significant other and employee to boot?

Download e-book for iPad: The Seed of Yggdrasill-deciphering the hidden messages in by Maria Kvilhaug

Maria Kvilhaug has researched the archeaology and history to the Eddas, Poems and Sagas of Northern literature and ancient people lore info. In translating the unique historical Norse manuscripts the ebook ways the Poems as metaphor for standard ritual and rites of passage within the old cultures of Scandinavia.

Additional info for Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre

Example text

Download PDF sample

Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre by Kevin J., Jr. Wetmore

by Steven

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 31 votes