July 21, 2007

More Native plays

Stories of Our Way:  An Anthology of American Indian Plays (Hardcover)

by Hanay GeiogamahThe first anthology of its kind, Stories of Our Way: An Anthology of American Indian Plays (1999) spans more than thirty years of American Indian theater. This distinguished group of twelve plays draws on a rich range of tribal experiences Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Kiowa, Navajo, Oneida, Otoe-Missouria, Rappahonack, and urban. The theatrical influences range across the spectrum of drama: Brechtian performance and production style in "Sun, Moon and Feather" and "Foghorn"; poetic ceremonialism in "The Truth Teller"; traditionalism and spirituality in "Butterfly of Hope"; historical pageantry and tribal oral traditions in "At the Sweet-Gum Bridge"; bold experimentalism and nonlinear plotting in "The Cherokee Night" and "Hokti"; realism and comic theatricality in "An Evening at the Warbonnet"; solo performance form in "Grandma and Grandpa"; the Coyote tradition in "Coon Cons Coyote"; and theater as ceremonial literature in "49". Featured plays include: "The Cherokee Night" by Lynn Riggs; "Foghorn" by Hanay Geiogamah; "Coon Cons Coyote" by Native American Theater Ensemble with Hanay Geiogamah; "Butterfly of Hope (A Warrior's Dream)" by Ray Baldwin Louis; "49" by Hanay Geiogamah; "At the Sweet Gum Bridge" by Wallace Hampton Tucker; "Sun Moon and Feather" by Spiderwoman Theater; "Grandma and Grandpa" by Hanay Geiogamah; "The Truth Teller" by Diane Glancy; "Evening at the Warbonnet" by Bruce King; and "Hokti" by Annette Arkeketa.Comment:  For other books on Native theater, see the ones listed at Amazon.com under "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought...."

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