Amiri Baraka | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Myrna Bain

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Critical Review by Myrna Bain

SOURCE: "Everybody's Protest Play," in National Review, New York, Vol. XVII, March 23, 1965, pp. 249-50.

In the following excerpt, Bain calls "The Toilet" "straight bathroom drama, with little if any plot and absolutely no uplift."

Did you know the exclamation point was dead? Or that the Western white man had failed to realize "the idealization of rational Liberalism"? Or even that these questions could possibly be serious points for stage adaptation? Probably not. But for playwrights Lorraine Hansberry and Le-Roi Jones, the theater is a perfect place to act out these serio-comic problems.

Mr. Jones, the latest bombshell among the hip writers, is currently enjoying a successful run at the St. Mark's Play-house with his two one-act plays, "The Slave" and "The Toilet." Anarchic and prurient in...

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