The Fire This Time: African-American Plays for the 21st Century

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This major new anthology collects new work by important artists which explore the context of African-American drama in 21st century America. The plays included are:

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An examination of a homeless black women and her children based on The ...

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Overview

This major new anthology collects new work by important artists which explore the context of African-American drama in 21st century America. The plays included are:

In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks

An examination of a homeless black women and her children based on The Scarlet Letter.

Civil Sex by Brian Freeman

A look at the intersections of civil rights on the life of activist Bayard Rustin.

The Dark Kalamazoo by Oni Faidi Lampley

A tale of isolation and rediscovery as a young black co-ed comes of age during a journey to Africa.

Jitney by August Wilson

The lives of Jitney cab drivers at a 1977 Pittsburgh cab station.

Insurrection: Holding History by Robert O'Hara

The lives of a young gay college student and his 189-year-old great-great-grandfather are transported back to the time of the Nat Turner slave rebellion.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage

An interracial romance threatens to divide a black family set during the Harlem Renaissance.

A Preface to the Alien Garden by Robert Alexander

A study of the gangsta life style in present day Kansas City.

A Rhyme Deferred by Kamilah Forbes and Hop Hop Theatre Junction

An Afro-centric update of the Cain and Abel story.

Slanguage by Stephen Sapp and Universes

Rhyme, roots, rhythm and storytelling to a hip hop beat.

Harry Elam, Jr. is the Director of Graduate Studies for Drama at Stanford University. He has directed numerous plays, including works of August Wilson, who is the subject of his forthcoming book.

Robert Alexander is the author of I Ain't Yo' Uncle, Servant of the People and The Last Orbit of Billy Mars. Mr. Alexander is currently in residence at D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559362054
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert Alexander is the author of 23 plays including I Ain't Yo' Uncle, and is the co-editor of The Fire This Time. He lives in Oakland, CA.
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Table of Contents

Getting the spirit : an introduction
American pop and why plays still matter : an introduction
Staring into the shattered mirror : identity 1
In the blood 3
Civil sex 91
The dark Kalamazoo 143
Looking through the mirror backwards : the presence of the past 171
King Hedley II 173
Insurrection : holding history 253
Crumbs from the table of joy 337
New reflections in the mirror : the birth of a hip-hop nation 399
A preface to the alien garden 401
Rhyme deferred 467
Slanguage 511
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