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An American Play on African Words: A She [microform] : He Dialogue / Karen Lynn
Bib ID 5546273
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Lynn, Karen
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1992 
17 p. 
Summary

This paper demonstrates the adaptability of a poet's words to a variety of themes and techniques, and primarily illustrates how the poetic treasures of the African world can be used to create awareness that words are biracial, cross-cultural, and transsexual. The key thesis of the paper is that once an African poet has published a work, the words then become the interpretive property of each reading individual. The main activity outlined and encouraged involves the adaptation of poetry into a dramatic production. Included in the paper are the following: (1) a reasoned defense of the viability of the theoretical basis for the activity; (2) a play, called a "She--He Dialogue," which involves three characters (Narrator, She, He) and is comprised of excerpts from African poetry by various authors; and (3) 34 citations locating the sources of the poetry quotations. Twelve footnotes and 13 references are attached. (HB)

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects African Literature.  |  Class Activities.  |  College English.  |  Drama.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Language Role.  |  Literature Appreciation.  |  Poetry.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Africa
Form/genre Guides, Classroom  |  Creative Works.
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    Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. All users of the catalogue should also be aware that certain words, terms or descriptions may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written.