13. for colored girls who have considered suicidewhen the rainbow is enuf 4.07

13. for colored girls who have considered suicidewhen the rainbow is enuf 4.07

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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf 1. Ntozake Shange Poet, playwright, fiction writer Born Paulette Williams in 1948, in Trenton, New Jersey Intellectual family -Emphasis on arts, culture Family moved to St, Louis -Integrated schools (1954 Brown v. Board of Education) -Moved back to NJ as a teenager 1966-1970 -Earned BA (with honors) at Barnard College – American Studies -Depression, divorce, suicide attempts 1971: Changes her name -Ntozake: “She who has her own things” -Shange: “She who walks like a lion” MA from USC – American Studies (1973) 1974: Beings as a series of poems Opened at The Bachannal (bar outside of Berkeley) Moved to NYC -1975 – Studio Rivbea -OZ Scott Takes over as director; cast members start accumulating; piece moves into “theatres” -1976 – Public Theatre 2 nd play by an African American female writer on Broadway
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Unformatted text preview: -2 year run-Tony nominated-Critically acclaimed but divisive-Still widely produced Broadway revival planned for this summer B. Laurie Carlos (Lady in Blue) Major jazz aesthetic figure today F. Paula Moss (Lady in Green) Early collaborator with Shange Choreography 4. Choreopoem Shanges term Characteristics-Written in poetic form-Elements:-Speech / Spoken word-Dance / Movement-Song Every piece of language lives in the body Im a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other peoples lives. Discussion Form of style o relationship to Jazz Aesthetic:-dialect, slang, musical story sense-multiple voices talking about similar things-improvisatory feel (dance), repetition o use of language slang, text idea of wording o relationship to performance art Naming: o symbolism of colors...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ECON 306k taught by Professor Krasner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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