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Suzan-Lori Parks Writing Styles in The America Play, and Other Works

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Style

Point of View

There are two key points to consider in relation to the collection's essential point of view. One is technical or creative and the other is emotional, social, cultural. Both are outlined in the Essays in "Section 1," and both emerge from the author's personal and creative identity - that of a post-civil rights movement African American woman and artist. As she herself suggests, form defines content, and her form defines the content of her writing and her creative point of view.

In terms of the collection's technical and creative points of view, the author makes it clear that in shaping her work as she does, and in giving voice to her characters and their situations in the way that she does, she is both challenging and expanding traditional views and practices of theatre. Her lack of traditionally accepted and practiced realism in action, language and structure emerges...

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