For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf: a choreopoem
1st Collier Books ed.
A revolutionary, award-winning play by a lauded playwright and poet about the experiences of women of color. 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.
|Grouped Work ID||834370d5-4ccf-da9c-65ea-92771316ae21|
|Grouping Title||for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf a choreopoem|
|Grouping Author||shange ntozake|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-29 10:33:32AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-23 04:17:37AM|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Linthicum Library - Nonfiction|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|subject_facet||African American women -- Poetry|
|title_display||For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf : a choreopoem|
|title_full||For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf : a choreopoem / Ntozake Shange|
|title_short||For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf|
|topic_facet||African American women|