By Patrice D. Rankine

Civil disobedience has a tattered historical past within the American tale. defined via Martin Luther King Jr. as either ethical mirrored image and political act, the functionality of civil disobedience within the face of unjust legislation can also be, Patrice Rankine argues, a deeply creative perform. glossy parallels to King’s civil disobedience are available in black theater, the place the black physique demanding situations the normative assumptions of classical texts and modes of construction. it is a theater of civil disobedience.

Utilizing Aristotle’s Poetics, Rankine ably invokes the six elements of Aristotelian drama—character, tale, inspiration, spectacle, tune, and diction. He demonstrates the re-appropriation and rejection of those topics by means of black playwrights August Wilson, Adrienne Kennedy, and Eugene O’Neill. Aristotle and Black Drama frames the theater of civil disobedience to problem the hostility that also exists among theater and black identity.

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