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Honors 11: Dutchman Discussion

We spent the day discussing our questions from yesterday, looking closely into Lula and Clay, and delving into Amiri’s purpose in writing his play this way. We will watch clips tomorrow and discuss any existential moments we can identify.

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Honors 11: Dutchman

We first took a quick quiz on Dutchman. Hopefully, it was easy since you read. We then watched Amiri Baraka in 2010 at Def Jam reading his poem, “Why is we Americans?” We talked briefly about Amiri’s message/purpose and the … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Intro to the Race and Class in American Theatre Unit

We first went through the calendar for the Race/Class unit in American theater with Fences/Dutchman. We read through the opening introduction so as to fully understand what we are trying to do with this unit. We then got into small … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Dutchman and Amiri Baraka

Attached is Dutchman, the 1967 film version, in 6 parts for your viewing pleasure. We will probably watch some of the clips on Thursday. Amiri Baraka contextualizes the play Dutchman for us here. If we get to it, this is … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Dutchman and Baraka

We began the day creating theses for “Strivings of the Negro People” by Du Bois and “The Revolutionary Theatre” (Amiri reading his essay is linked) by Baraka and briefly discussing where they were coming from and trying to accomplish with their … Continue reading

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