Published by on August 29, 2021
Categories: Politics

Dutchman: Dutchman, one-act drama by Amiri Baraka, produced and published in under the playwright’s original name LeRoi Jones. Dutchman presents. Complete summary of Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Dutchman. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Dutchman by Amiri Baraka. Dutchman is a one-act play that revolves almost exclusively.

Author: Zulkizilkree Mikajind
Country: Congo
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 7 May 2007
Pages: 319
PDF File Size: 8.57 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.79 Mb
ISBN: 430-1-23522-373-5
Downloads: 66629
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazranris

Protest Literature class, having read some of LeRoi Jones aka Baraka’s poetry which also is direct, aggressive, and opinionated. The play’s technically uses expressionism and alienation effect.

Feb 28, J rated it it was amazing. Walker Vessels character I did not like at all. Lists with This Book. I can see why Grace left that racist ignorant son-of-a-bitch in the first place. One begins on thinking and reflecting: In the closing scene, Lula—by now it’s clear that she’s an agent of the white power structure—proceeds to seek out her next victim.

DUTCHMAN is still at a place where it has relevance and may even prove prophetic or iconic or it may fade away as so many works of art have, not because it wasn’t great but because the work it had to do has been done and it is now time to move on.


A white woman or person can get away with acting out and outrageous and never suffering for it at all. White lady, Lula, is very prejudiced and thinks he knows who he is. At the time, he was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife, Hettie Jonesand embracing Black Nationalism. His writing on jazz was influential to me, although even as a teenager I recognized that some it was going off the rails.

It wasn’t until I got to class and the teacher discussed it more with us that I began thinking duttchman something specifically relating to Baldwin. Dec 27, Lawrence rated it it was amazing Shelves: I did the lighting for the piece during its Philadelphia premiere at Society Hill Playhouse.

Dutchman | play by Baraka |

He states that he does not want to kill and that he prefers to be ignorant of the problem. Was hoping he would have overcome and killed Vessels. While the play is violent and disturbing, I’ve been looking for plays to pair with a study of Othello and I thought Baraka dutvhman a perfect fit.

He won a scholarship to Rutgers University inbut a continuing sense of cultural dislocation prompted him to transfer in to Howard University. Lula point blank is a bitch! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In Baraka became a full professor at Rutgers University, but was subsequently denied tenure.


Many people seem to think that these two plays are bold and courageous. But it’s individuals who are dying. Lula guesses that Clay tried to get his own sister to have sex with him when he was He is angry, like the African-American population qmiri angry. I think I’d prefer to study Baraka’s work as a part of a curriculum so that I can dutcjman sort of safeguarded through it.


Jan 05, Paulina rated it it was amazing.

Dutchman & The Slave

She feeds him apples. This was, of course, a very real fear of people during the s when the play was written. The play’s title evokes images of Dutch ships that carried slaves across the Atlantic.

Baraka formerly le roi jones sharply addresses black-white relations in this country through a semi-surreal encounter between a sultry white woman and pseudo-intellectual, black poet on a hot new york subway ride. Furthermore, I believe that the whole idea of a militant black war lord hellbent on starting a race war against whites was done much better dutchan Sam Dutchmna book, The Spook Who Sat By the Door.

He will go to any lengths to fight and die for his cause.