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Dramatic deception and black identity in 'The First One' and 'Riding the Goat'

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Date Issued:
2005-01
Title: Dramatic deception and black identity in 'The First One' and 'Riding the Goat'.
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Name(s): Hagood, Taylor, creator
Department of English
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2005-01
Identifier: 11498 (digitool), FADT11498 (IID), fau:7232 (fedora)
Note(s): The author examines the concepts of dramatic deception and black identity in Zora Neale Hurston's play "The First One" and May Miller's play "Riding the Goat." Discussion considers similarities and connections in Hurston and Miller's subject matter, themes, and techniques. Including the depiction of markers or signifiers of blackness as defined by white American conventions, myths, and stereotypes of being African Americans. Analysis focuses on the trope of the goat, a creature of complex significance associated with blackness in western tradition.
This manuscript is a version of an article published in African American Review v. 39, no. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2005) p. 55-66.
Subject(s): African Americans--Drama
African Americans--Fiction
American literature
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/11498
Host Institution: FAU

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