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Author Weems, Mary E., author

Title Blackeyed : plays and monologues / by Mary E. Weems
Published Rotterdam : SensePublishers, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 174 pages)
Series Social fictions series
Social fictions series.
Contents Hats, Hat Dance, Adopt-a-Grandfather, When a Man Loves -- Purses, Beauty Secret, Soul -- Dirt, Damaged, Love Note -- Closure, Barefoot, Locker, Backfire -- Sadie Stories, Acknowledgement, and then he told me he Sees Demons -- Numbers, Get Ghost!, Lights Up, Train Stop -- Meat
Summary Blackeyed is a collection of plays and monologues. The topics covered in the book include housing and foreclosure, suicide, assault, mental health, the Black male experience, and more.℗ℓ The book intersects with critical race theory because the majority of this work positions race at the center of the experiences of the fictional or fictionalized characters. Embedded in these chapters are the interweaving of personal and ancestral stories, news reports, informal conversations, observations, interviews, and online research expressed in language unapologetically Black, critical, reflexive, and proud. Blackeyed can be used as a class text in theatre, education, creative writing, communication, womenℓ́ℓs studies, sociology, and African American studies undergraduate and graduate courses. It can also be used by theatre practitioners, including actors and directors, working in community, regional and national theatre settings. Individuals including qualitative researchers interested in exploring more affective possibilities or arts-based researchers can also read this collection as an example of methodological exemplar. Finally, anyone interested in the Black experience as well as the specific topics covered in this book can read this collection of plays as one might read a collection of short stories
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 11, 2015)
Subject African Americans -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9462099154
9462099170 (electronic bk.)
9789462099173 (electronic bk.)