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King Me

Three One-Act Plays Inspired by the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Clinnesha D. Sibley

Publication Year: 2013

A trio of short dramas set in the South and spanning 1968 to the present, King Me features compelling characters and relevant themes that examine our ongoing understanding of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bound by Blood, #communicate, and Paradox in the Parish richly dramatize three of King’s popular quotes, offering creative methods for teaching history and social studies and setting the stage for inspiring discussions for contemporary theater goers. Readers and audiences will also learn about current civil rights issues such as the Jena Six Case in Jena, Louisiana, while appreciating, or appreciating anew, how King impacted the lives of his own and future generations.

Published by: University of Arkansas Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. iii-v

Contents

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p. vii-vii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xi

To fully appreciate a work of dramatic literature, a reader must be willing to create strong mental images to make the story—the world of the play—come to life. By visualizing the characters in motion, in a specific time and place, a play-reading experience can be both imaginative and ...

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Bound by Blood

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pp. 1-10

The setting is the Lorraine Motel (Memphis, Tennessee), the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated: April 4, 1968. It is immediately after Theatrice Bailey finished cleaning the blood from the balcony.

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#communicate

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pp. 11-14

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the digital revolution. The dialogue may appear as projected text on the “screen of a technical device”. The dialogue can also be complemented by voiceovers or the actors may be present on stage. ...

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Paradox in the Parish

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pp. 15-36

The setting is a steakhouse in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 21, 2007.


E-ISBN-13: 9781610755221
Print-ISBN-13: 9781557286321

Page Count: 53
Publication Year: 2013