For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

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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.

Title:For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780684843261
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    For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Reviews

  • Kei

    [EDITED TO CLARIFY A FEW THINGS]I thoroughly understand poetic license and the art of using vernacular in literature. Langston Hughes has taught me well. ;-)February, 2011This book is not a novel. It ...

  • Jenna

    If there is ever a time in the future when people are able to gather together in groups again, I want to see a performance of For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. I...

  • Izetta Autumn

    The ish. A pivotal work in theatre. I once heard Ntozake Shange explain that one of her goals as a writer was to break down the English language, to undo, redo, replay, and rework the English language...

  • Brina

    It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2021 is almost over. This month has been tough as I have made substitute teaching into a full time job. Thankfully, I have enjoyed my time with the stude...

  • Paul

    This is a choreopoem and is a series of twenty poems for a cast of seven principals: they are Ladies in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple and Brown. It expresses the struggles and problems that...

  • Charlie Ramirez

    For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf has been the most profound, interesting, mind- blowing books I have come across this year. This was my first time being introduce...

  • Beth

    This is one of those books I refer too a lot. Like written prayers sometimes say things in a way that resonates so well with me, so too does this book of poetry. Ever since I realized there waz someon...

  • Maxwell

    I NEED to see this as a production. And I also need to reread it because WOW there are so many layers to it. ...

  • Bren

    “my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of soul & gender” ― Ntozake Shange, For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enufI never forgot this. I first saw ...

  • Adira

    "While I did like this choreopoem, I would have to say without actually seeing a visual interpretation of it (e.g., a theatrical production, the tv movie, or the film adaptation), one could get lost f...