For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide

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This revolutionary, award-winning play by a lauded playwright and poet is a fearless portrayal of the experiences of women of color--"extraordinary and wonderful...that anyone can relate to" (The New York Times) and continues to move and resonate with readers today more than ever. From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975 when it was praised by The New Yorker for encompassing...every feeling and experience a woman has ever had, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 139 x 214 x 8.64mm | 109g
  • Prentice Hall & IBD
  • Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0684843269
  • 9780684843261
  • 27,931

Review quote

These poems and prose selections are...rich with the author's special voice: by turns bitter, funny, ironic, and savage; fiercely honest and personal. -New York Post
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Rating details

30,420 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 53% (16,153)
4 29% (8,859)
3 14% (4,128)
2 3% (866)
1 1% (414)
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