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The darker face of the earth

a verse play in fourteen scenes

by Rita Dove

  • 91 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Story Line Press in Brownsville, OR .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Carolina
    • Subjects:
    • Women plantation owners -- Drama,
    • African Americans -- Drama,
    • Mothers and sons -- Drama,
    • Plantation life -- Drama,
    • Slaves -- Drama,
    • South Carolina -- Drama

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Rita Dove.
      GenreDrama.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3554.O884 D68 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination140 p. :
      Number of Pages140
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1428223M
      ISBN 100934257744
      LC Control Number93039433

      Dark Face of the Earth (Oberon Modern Plays) by Rita Dore ISBN ISBN Unknown; Oberon Books Ltd; ISBN   Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth is a recounting of the Oedipus drama, framed in terms of the African-American experience of slavery. It is a poet's reading of Oedipus the King, resonating with the beauty and richness of the ancient images and the harrowing dynamics of .

      The Darker Face of the Earth Drama Analysis, Focusing on Amalia Jennings’ character. The Darker Face of the Earth Introduction The Darker Face of Earth is a Rita Dove's play that has intense drama and gives energy through unconscious action, which is based on Greek Myth Oedipus, and African-American slavery presenting a typical situation of .

      Rita Dove’s  The Darker Face of the Earth  re-imagines the Sophoclean tale of Oedipus on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina. The play premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in , and since then it has been performed across the United States and England. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH. Brownsville: Story Line Press, 1st edition, uncorrected proof, original white printed paperwraps (as issued). Specially signed by Dove on the title page of the original issue. A verse play in fourteen scenes, the present offering is for both the original issue of the author's verse play in the uncorrected proof format, and also a copy of the "Completely.


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When the play was published inDove was in residence as the United States Poet Laureate, being both the youngest person and first. About the book: The Darker Face of the Earth, a play by the poet laureate of the United States, creates a human drama of classical proportions/5().

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Published to coincide with its British premiere at the Royal National Theatre, The Darker Face of the Earth is Rita Dove's first play. Set on a plantation in pre-Civil War South Carolina, it has been performed to great critical acclaim.

Published to coincide with its British premiere at the Royal National Theatre, The Darker Face of the Earth is Rita Dove’s first play.

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The darker face of the earth: a play by Dove, Rita. Publication date Topics Women plantation owners, Mothers and sons, African Americans, Slaves Publisher Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by [email protected] Pages:   THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH PROLOGUE Lights rise on the big house, revealing the porch, Amalia's bedroom, Louis's study and the hallway.

Hector, a slave in his early twenties, is standing on the porch, looking up at a second-story window. Phebe, a slave girl in her early teens, runs onstage; she is coming from the basement kitchen.

The Darker Face of the Earth America's leading African-American theater celebrates a 20th anniversary with the East Coast premiere of "The Darker Face of the Earth." The first full-length play by. Fate and Destiny Knowledge and Power - Freedom is fated, no matter what in both tragedies.

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RITA DOVE'S THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH An Introductory Note by John Keene Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth, a free-verse tragedy in fourteen scenes, reprises with great artistry, subtlety and grace the classical Greek (Theban) myth of (King) Oedipus.

The storyline of Dove's play, which spans some twenty years. The Darker Face of the Earth rewrites the tragedy of Oedipus, a son who kills his father and mar-ries his mother, and combines this tragedy with more contemporary questions regarding freedom, integration, civil rights, and prejudice.

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The U.S. edition of the play is out of print at this time. If you need a copy, please check your local library or interlibrary loan services.Get this from a library! The darker face of the earth: a play. [Rita Dove] -- Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers.