For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow Is Enuf

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow Is Enuf

A Choreopoem

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A theatrical celebration, in verse and prose, of being female and Black incorporates the triumphs, joys, griefs, and losses of Black women in America

Baker
& Taylor

The complete text, including stage directions, for an Obie Award-winning dramatic prose poem, first published in 1975, reveals the triumph and tragedy experienced by twentieth-century women of color. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975 when it was praised by The New Yorker for "encompassing...every feeling and experience a woman has ever had," for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.

Publisher: New York : Scribner Poetry, 1997
Edition: 1st Scribner poetry ed
ISBN: 9780684843261
0684843269
Branch Call Number: 811.54 SHA
Characteristics: xvi, 64 p. ; 22 cm

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britprincess1
Jun 19, 2012

Essential to black and minority studies, theater and performance art, and poetry. A moving set of stories and important in various contexts. A few really stand up to the test of time. An unconventional read, written differently than other plays. If you're open to the ideas it presents, you may even love it.

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FancyFace
Apr 28, 2012

This book was amazing, I wasn't sure how i woudld enjoy this after watching the movie. Its not easy turning book into movie, much less poetry. Love it!! A must read.

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