By Annemarie Bean
A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts stream of the Nineteen Sixties and the hot Black Renaissance of the 1990s.
As with all titles within the Worlds of Performance sequence, the Sourcebook includes vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items through amazing students, writers and performers. It contains the performs 'Sally's Rape' by means of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' through Suzan-Lori Parks, and is derived whole with a considerable, ancient creation via Annemarie Bean.
Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews incorporated conceal issues such as:
* theatre at the specialist, progressive and faculty stages
* live performance dance
* group activism
* step shows
* 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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DAMN! SHIT! MISS FAMIE: (voice comes from upstairs) Your Aunt don’t like all that noise. BIG GIRL: You and my aunt better mind ya fukkin’ ginhead business or I’ll come up there and ram those empty bottles up where it counts! BAMA: (sniggling) Oh, baby. We forgot your aunt was up dere sick. STOOGIE: Yeah, baby. Have another drink. (He fills all glasses except Clara’s. ) CLARA: Nawh, I don’t want any more. Me and Big Girl are goin’ out after a while. BAMA: Can I go too? BIG GIRL: There’s always have to be one wise mathafukker.
LARRY: A white dude. A cop. An almighty fuzz. Look. I thought they were paid enough to stay out of Harlem tonight, (turns to cop) Man. Now just what you doing here spying on us, huh? WHITE COP: Spying? 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?
JACK: It’s not that… 22 I THEATRICAL IN(TER)VENTIONS BIG GIRL: You go for fine little Clara, don’t you? JACK: Well, yes, I do… BIG GIRL: HAW HAW HAW… (slams the table and sloshes wine) … HAW HAW HAW… (slow and suggestive) …What I tell ya, Clara? You’re a winner. First time I laid eyes on you I said to myself that you’s a winner. G. BIG GIRL: (to Jack) You sho you like what you see, young blood? JACK: (becomes bold) Why sure. Do you think I’d come out on a day like this for anybody? BIG GIRL: HAW HAW HAW… (peals of laughter and more coughs…) JACK: (to Clara) I was going to ask you to go to the matinee ‘round Pep’s but I guess it’s too late now.