By Kevin J., Jr. Wetmore
different ways that Greek tragedy has been utilized by playwrights, administrators and others to symbolize and outline African American historical past and id are explored during this paintings. types are provided for an Afro-Greek connection: Black Orpheus, within which the Greek connection is metaphorical, expressing the African by way of the ecu; and Black Athena, within which old Greek tradition is “reclaimed” as a part of an Afrocentric tradition.
African American variations of Greek tragedy at the continuum of those versions are then mentioned, and performs through Peter Sellars, Adrienne Kennedy, Lee Breuer, Rita Dove, Jim Magnuson, Ernest Ferlita, Steve Carter, Silas Jones, Rhodessa Jones and Derek Walcott are analyzed. The options of colorblind and nontraditional casting and the way such practices can form the reception and that means of Greek tragedy in glossy American productions also are covered.
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Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre by Kevin J., Jr. Wetmore