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TD 301 – 10/31/07 Solo Performance (and finishing African American theatre) 1974: for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange (an excerpt from The Lady in Blue) one thing I don’t need is any more apologies I got sorry greetin me at my front door you can keep yrs I don’t know what to do wit em they don’t open doors or bring the sun back they don’t make me happy or get a mornin paper didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars cuz a sorry (Discussion – standard English grammar, what is it? Shange is a University educated person, aware of the limits of grammar, and is choosing to do this) Debate: “Colorblind” Casting – January, 1997 August Wilson (1945-2005) - VERY famous (African American) playwright - Raised in poverty; largely self-educated - “Pittsburgh cycle” * A play dealing with “The African-American experience” for each decade of the 20 th century - “We do not need colorblind casting; we need some theatres to develop our
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