By Annemarie Bean

A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts circulate of the Nineteen Sixties and the recent Black Renaissance of the 1990s.
As with all titles within the Worlds of Performance sequence, the Sourcebook involves vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items by way of extraordinary students, writers and performers. It contains the performs 'Sally's Rape' through Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' through Suzan-Lori Parks, and springs whole with a considerable, historic creation through Annemarie Bean.
Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews integrated disguise themes such as:
* theatre at the expert, innovative and school stages
* live performance dance
* group activism
* step shows
* functionality art.
Contributors comprise Annemarie Bean, Ed Bullins, Barbara Lewis, John O'Neal, Glenda Dickersun, James V. Hatch, Warren Budine Jr. and Eugene Nesmith.

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STOOGIE: Bama here…ha ha ha…Bama burnt dat four-eyed mathafukker in the leg. HOSS: Baby, you should’a seen it! CLARA: Yeah, that’s what I heard. ) HOSS: Yeah…ha ha…mathafukkin’ glass was flyin’ all over us…ha ha…we almost got sliced ta death and dis stupid mathafukker was shootin’ at the man’s bad foots…ha ha… BAMA: (scratching his head) Well, man. Well, man…I didn’t know what kind of rumble we was in. (Clara and Big Girl laugh as they refill their glasses, nearly emptying the jug. ) BIG GIRL: (sits down) What’s the heat doin’ after ya?

Crunch. Jab. Cribble. Awwwk. Awwwk. Crunch. Loop. Question. Bablies. Deaths. Robots. Jobs, (they end by screaming in unison) LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT. CRIMINAL: I understand you. You’re talking close to right now. Keep it up. Keep it up. (They begin jumping up and down in place, screaming at the top of their lungs. Jumping wildly, trying to reach the ceiling. ) FAMILY: LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT. CRIMINAL: (backs away from them) Light?

HOME ON THE RANGE AND POLICE (1968) Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) HOME ON THE RANGE A play to be performed with the m u s i c o f A l b e r t Ay l e r i m p r o v i s e d i n background Home on the Range was read as part of the 1967 Black Communications Project, produced at Spirit House in Spring ‘68, taken on tour by the Spirit House Movers and Players in Boston, and performed at a Town Hall rally, New York, March ’68. CHARACTERS The Father The Mother The Son The Daughter Black Criminal A Crowd of Black People Black Man 1 Black Woman 1 Black Man 2 Black Man 3 Black Girl American front room.

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