Funnyhouse of a Negro

Funnyhouse of a Negro

by Adrienne Kennedy
     
 

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Drama

Characters: 3 male, 5 female

Drop & wing Set

A Black woman awakens in a phantasmagoric rooming house where she is visited by the Duchess of Hapsburg, Queen Victoria, Patrice Lumumba and Jesus Christ. Only she and Lumumba are not dressed in white; she has a white fixation and wants to become whiter and whiter. She harangues against her father who

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Drama

Characters: 3 male, 5 female

Drop & wing Set

A Black woman awakens in a phantasmagoric rooming house where she is visited by the Duchess of Hapsburg, Queen Victoria, Patrice Lumumba and Jesus Christ. Only she and Lumumba are not dressed in white; she has a white fixation and wants to become whiter and whiter. She harangues against her father who gave her a jungle strain and then sold out to white harlotry, dreams of returning to Africa to save the continent, and hangs herself amid swirling conflicts and desires, a victim of a nightmare world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573621666
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
30
Sales rank:
1,312,136
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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