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Harriet Jacobs: A Play

Harriet Jacobs: A Play (Paperback)

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Throughout her meteoric rise into the upper ranks of young playwrights, Lydia R. Diamond has boldly challenged assumptions about African American culture. In "Harriet Jacobs, "she turns one of the greatest of American slave narratives, Jacobs "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, "into a penetrating, rousing work of theater. Jacobs book which was published in 1861 and only partially serialized in Horace Greely s "New York Tribune "before it was deemed too graphic chillingly exposed the sexual harassment and abuse of slave girls and women at the hands of their masters. "Harriet Jabobs: A Play "organically incorporates theatrical elements that extend the book s enormous power. Through active scenes, piercing direct address, and slave narratives, Diamond is able to give new expression to the horrors and legacies of slavery. Diamond presents African American culture in all its richness with slavery as a part of it, but not its defining aspect. Though harrowing, "Harriet Jacobs "addresses the necessary task of reenvisioning a difficult chapter in American history."

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscripts Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 19/05/2011 ISBN-13: 9780810127166  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lydia R. Diamond is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. "Harriet Jacobs "premiered at Steppenwolf and was developedand presented at The Kennedy Center s New Visions New Voices festival. Her other plays include "Stage Black," "The Gift Horse," "Stick Fly," "Voyeurs de Venus, "and "The Inside," which was published in "TriQuarterly. "A multiple nominee for Joseph Jefferson and Black Theater Alliance awards, Diamond s adaptation of Toni Morrison s "The Bluest Eye "won the Black Arts Alliance Image Award for Best New Play. Northwestern University Press previously published "Stick Fly "(2008), and "The Gift Horse "is anthologized in Northwestern s "7 Black Plays" "The Theodore Ward Prize for African American Playwriting "(2004). A graduate of Northwestern University, Diamond has taught playwriting at Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University, and Boston University."

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