Mule Bone Essay

This Study Guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Mule Bone.
This section contains 475 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Mule Bone Study Guide

While finding Hurston and Hughes's text to be somewhat outdated and "politically incorrect," Kanfer praises the production values of this 1991 presentation of Mule Bone, concluding that the overall effect makes for significant theatre.

Mule Bone, at the Ethel Barry more Theater, is politically incorrect. Its protagonists refer to themselves as Negroes, say things like "Chile, if you listen at folkses talk, they'll have you in de graveyard or in Chatahooche," and when its village folk are depressed or excited they burst into song.

Nevertheless, it is the season's most rewarding exhumation. Although this "Comedy of Negro Life" was awarded a major grant from the Fund for New American Plays, the work is in fact 60 years old. Its authors, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, had a falling out in 1930, and it has taken this long for scholars to pick up the pieces. Never mind. Scrupulous direction and an...

(read more)

This section contains 475 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Mule Bone Study Guide
Copyrights
Drama for Students
Mule Bone from Drama for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook