Indians

by  Arthur Kopit

Full Length Play, Drama  /  22m

"One of the most theatrical evenings of contemporary American drama… moves daringly and adventurously through the mists and myths of the past, to bring us face to face with History." - Philadelphia Bulletin

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Cast in the style of a vaudeville Wild West Show, this highly theatrical play explores the theme of America's mistreatment of the indigenious tribes was a celebrated hit on Broadway starring Stacy Keach. The hero is Buffalo Bill, whose life is defined and destroyed by an unfulfilled vision. Like all tragic heroes he has a fatal character flaw: he knows and loves the Native Americans, but craves money and fame. He helps destroy the buffalo herds, reducing the Native Americans to starvation. Ultimately, ambition leads him to even greater cruelty, destroying both the tribes and himself.
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"One of the most theatrical evenings of contemporary American drama… moves daringly and adventurously through the mists and myths of the past, to bring us face to face with History." - Philadelphia Bulletin

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Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conv ...

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