By Alycia Smith-Howard,Kevin J. Wetmore Jr
Suzan-Lori Parks proven herself as the most fascinating and winning playwrights of her iteration whilst her paintings Topdog/Underdog was once presented the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, making her the single African American girl to win the award.
Despite the cultural weight of this fulfillment, Parks is still tough either to pigeonhole and to summarize.
This quantity seeks to supply a context for her paintings, with essays from significant and rising students addressing the significance of things resembling gender, ethnicity, language and historical past in performs from her first significant paintings, Imperceptible Mutabilities of the 3rd nation to the 12 months / 365 performs venture. Suzan-Lori Parks: A Casebook represents the 1st significant learn of this specific voice in modern drama.
Contributors: Leonard Berkman, Jason Bush, Shawn Marie-Garrett, Andrea Goto, Heidi Holder, Barbara Ozieblo, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr and Harvey Young.
Kevin J. Wetmore Jr is Professor of Theatre at Loyola Marymount collage, in addition to being a certified actor and director of the Comparative Drama convention. he's the writer of The Athenian solar in an African Sky and Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre.
Alycia Smith-Howard an Assistant Professor at long island collage within the Gallatin university of Individualized learn, the place she is the creative Director of the Gallatin Arts competition and the ebook studies Editor on the New England Theatre magazine. A Fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Library, her components of specialization comprise Shakespeare, functionality historical past, feminist theatre aesthetics and literature and drama of the south.