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Blues for Mister Charlie

In the first act of Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie, Juanita's extended flashback introduces Richard as a character to the stage (and as a "live" presence in the narrative). Before her...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2014 3:55 pm UTC

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Blues for Mister Charlie

Blues for Mister Charlie is a play dealing with the racist murder of a Black man by a white man and the subsequent criminal trial. This makes it a prime example of social commentary drama, which,...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021 12:39 pm UTC

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Blues for Mister Charlie

James Baldwin's 1964 play, Blues for Mr. Charlie, found its basis in the 1955 murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi. In the play's first act, middle-aged store owner Lyle Bittern, not incidentally...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 9:04 pm UTC

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Blues for Mister Charlie

Considering Baldwin’s views on conventional protest literature expressed in “Everybody’s Protest Novel” (Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Native Son in particular), a question arises as to how Baldwin’s own...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:22 pm UTC

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