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Fire This Time: African-American Plays for the 21st Century, The - Collection / Anthology

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

Robert Alexander, Harry Justin Elam

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9781559362054

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Collection / Anthology

A major new anthology of African-American plays, including: In the Blood, by Suzan-Lori Parks, an examination of a homeless black woman and her children, evoking The Scarlet Letter. Civil Sex, by Brian Freeman, a look at the intersections of civil rights and homosexuality based 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. King Hedley II, by August Wilson, set during 1985 in two tenement backyards of Pittsburgh's Hill District, this play traces the triumphs and trials of a community. Insurrection: Holding History, by Robert O'Hara, in which the lives of a young gay Ph.D 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, in which an interracial marriage threatens to divide a black family during the Harlem Renaissance. A Preface to the Alien Garden, by Robert Alexander, a study of the gangsta lifestyle in present-day Kansas City. A Rhyme Deferred, by Kamilah Forbes and Hip-Hop Junction, an Afro-centric update of the Cain and Abel story. Slanguage,, by Universes, rhyme, roots, rhythm to a hip-hop beat. A story of inner-city life in New York.
Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander is the author of 29 plays, including Servant of the People, I Ain't Yo' Uncle, A Preface to the Alien Garden, and The Last Orbit of Billy Mars. His plays have been produced by Trinity Rep, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Mark Taper Forum, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Hartford Stage, San Diego Repertory Company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Actors ... view full profile

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