Dutchman and the Slave
ISBN10: 0688210848 ISBN13: 9780688210847 Contributors: Baraka, Imamu Amiri Publisher: Perennial Published: Jun 1 1964 Weight: 0.25lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
Dutchman is designed to shock--its basic idea, its language and its murderous rage.
--New York Times
Centered squarely on the Negro-white conflict, both Dutchman and The Slave are literally shocking plays--in ideas, in language, in honest anger. They illuminate as with a flash of lightning a deadly serious problem--and they bring an eloquent and exceptionally powerful voice to the American theatre.
Dutchman opened in New York City on March 24, 1964, to perhaps the most excited acclaim ever accorded an off-Broadway production and shortly thereafter received the Village Voice's Obie Award. The Slave, which was produced off-Broadway the following fall, continues to be the subject of heated critical controversy.