The Colored Museum: A Play

The Colored Museum: A Play

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by George C. Wolfe, Wolfe
     
 

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The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. Its eleven "exhibits" undermine black stereotypes old and new, and return to the facts of what being black means. " Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist who takes no prisoners. The shackles of the past

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The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. Its eleven "exhibits" undermine black stereotypes old and new, and return to the facts of what being black means. " Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist who takes no prisoners. The shackles of the past have been defied by Mr. Wolfe's fearless humor, and it's a most liberating revolt!" - Frank Rich, The New York Times; "Brings forth a bold new voice that is bound to shake up blacks and whites with separate-but-equal impartiality. True satire." - Jack Kroll, Newsweek.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802130488
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Pages:
62
Sales rank:
315,641
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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The Colored Museum: A Play 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When i first read this book i was in drama class at hallandale high school with mr. battle. i thought that we were just reading this book because of black history month. As a hispanic female i wanted to learn about this play.But reading it not only made me understand why we were reading it but mad me understand that he did it for a reason.. To teach us a little about him... This book should be a best seller.. X: Llynet Gispert
Guest More than 1 year ago
George C. Wolfe, takes and succeeds, in my opinion, a literary leap of faith by addressing the issues he addressed in this play. Issues of racism, stereotypes, and discrimination are rarely handled in a serious manner but, Wolfe goes there, all the way there and does so in a satirical manner. The man is a genius and so is this play.