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Beauty's Daughter, Monster, the Gimmick: Three Plays

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The sheer exuberance of language that pours forth in Dael Orlandersmith's plays has dazzled critics and audiences alike. In these three pieces, the award-winning writer and performer celebrates the power of words to rescue the young black women she portrays from their constricted worlds.

In the Obie Award-winning play "Beauty's Daughter," Diane yearns to free herself from her soul-deadening surroundings, where people drown their unfulfilled aspirations in drugs and alcohol. In "Monster," Theresa imagines a life in the rock-'n'-roll poetry bohemia of Manhattan's Lower East Side and away from her home in East Harlem, where she is scorned as a misfit. And in "The Gimmick," Alexis escapes her brutal reality among the library bookshelves, where she dreams of becoming a writer in Paris. Charged with fearless wisdom, these three electrifying plays transform rage-filled ghetto experience into a triumph of rhapsodic expression.

About the Author

Dael Orlandersmith lives in New York City. She won an Obie award in 1995 for "Beauty's Daughter."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375708718
Author:
Orlandersmith, Dael
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.98x5.22x.41 in. .30 lbs.

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