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Post-Soul SatireBlack Identity after Civil Rights$
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Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039973

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001

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How a Mama on the Couch Evolves into a Black Man with Watermelon: George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, and the Theatre of “Colored Contradictions”

How a Mama on the Couch Evolves into a Black Man with Watermelon: George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, and the Theatre of “Colored Contradictions”

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(p.189) How a Mama on the Couch Evolves into a Black Man with Watermelon: George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, and the Theatre of “Colored Contradictions”
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Post-Soul Satire
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Jennifer Larson

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0014

This chapter explores the plays of George C. Wolfe, whose work reclaims and reopens the literary and cultural past, and Suzan-Lori Parks, whose work furthers this project. Both playwrights take as the subjects of their satire the well-worn narratives and even revered texts of the African American canon, and present common stereotypes in order to highlight the racialized past. In so doing, these plays highlight the contradictions of black identity, and ask their audiences to embrace these contradictions

Keywords:   George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, Plays, Canon, Identity

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