For Colored Girls (Play)
Australian 1978 Tour - Great Collectors Piece Rare!
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (sometimes stylized as for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf) is a 1975 experimental play by Ntozake Shange. Initially staged in California, it has been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television film, and a theatrical film. The 1977 Broadway production was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
Structurally, For Colored Girls is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a “choreopoem.” Shange’s poetry expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women face throughout their lives. It is performed by a cast of seven women characters, each of whom is known only by a color: “Lady in Yellow,” “Lady in Purple,” etc. The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story, e.g. Lady in Blue’s visceral account of a woman who chooses to have an abortion, and Lady in Red’s tale of domestic violence. The end of the play brings together all of the women for “a laying on of hands,” in which Shange evokes the power of womanhood as the Lady in Red begins the mantra “I found God in myself/and I loved her/I loved her fiercely.”
This Souvenire Brochure is from the Australian 1978 Tour also includes full colour Poster
Size 300 x 210 mm Brochure full of photos of the show, cast and crew also includes full colour poster (Folded)
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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