Shared Stages: Ten American Dramas of Blacks and Jews

Shared Stages: Ten American Dramas of Blacks and Jews

by Sarah Blacher Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791472817

ISBN-13: 9780791472811

Pub. Date: 10/04/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Ten contemporary plays that dramatize the volatile relationships between Blacks and Jews in American society.

Shared Stages brings together ten of the best contemporary American plays that dramatize the explosive relationship of two tightly knit peoples—Blacks and Jews—in American society. Including works such as Driving Miss Daisy, I’m Not

Overview

Ten contemporary plays that dramatize the volatile relationships between Blacks and Jews in American society.

Shared Stages brings together ten of the best contemporary American plays that dramatize the explosive relationship of two tightly knit peoples—Blacks and Jews—in American society. Including works such as Driving Miss Daisy, I’m Not Rappaport, Fires in the Mirror, and Medal of Honor Rag, this collection deftly explores the interwoven destinies of Blacks and Jews through the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the women’s movement, and the renewal of urban conflict. Together, these plays reveal initially unequal relationships between master and servant, doctor and patient, lawyer and client, but new stories ultimately emerge about who these characters have become, how they relate to each other, and what the future might hold for them—and for us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791472811
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/04/2007
Series:
SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
558
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. Interwoven Destinies: The Drama of Blacks and Jews

1. No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs
John Henry Redwood

2. Sarah and The Sax
Lewis John Carlino

3. I'm Not Rappaport
Herb Gardner

4. Soul Sisters
Joanne B. Koch & Sarah Blacher Cohen

5. I Am a Man
OyamO

6. Medal of Honor Rag
Tom Cole

7. The Day the Bronx Died
Michael Henry Brown

8. Driving Miss Daisy
Alfred Uhry

9. The Left Hand Singing
Barbara Lebow

10. Fires in the Mirror
Anna Deavere Smith

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