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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

As a whole, the colors function as a way to characterize the women to the audience. The naming system in the choreopoem—using colors for the women and names for the men—creates a larger, more...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019, 8:51 pm (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

The 1975 choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange is a moving portrayal of African American women’s experiences of racism, sexism, loss,...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2019, 3:40 am (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf is a "choreopoem" by Ntozake Shange, developed as an experimental play performed entirely by women in poetry and dance....

Latest answer posted March 29, 2012, 3:31 am (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

I think that the choreopoem is trying to explore the different dimensions behind being a modern woman of color. The reality is that identity in the modern setting is defined through many different...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2011, 7:17 am (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Hi, the link below says it's the complete version including stage directions, etc.

Latest answer posted February 20, 2007, 3:01 am (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

This play is about being a Black woman. That means that all of the various speeches and interactions deal with identity (who are you, how do you know?), with female identity, especially in...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2008, 12:32 am (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

One of the main themes is that the characters have an uphill battle. They have a lot of disadvantages, and the deck is stacked against them, but I think that even the title expresses some degree...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012, 10:53 pm (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

The word "Choreopoem" was invented by Ntozake Shange for her 1975 experimental play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Because the play was not a typical form...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012, 12:09 pm (UTC)

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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

A requiem is defined generally as a musical composition for the dead. This can include a full orchestra (like Mozart's Requiem) or it can be as simple as a chant to commiserate the passing of a...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2007, 4:01 pm (UTC)

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