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Blues for Mister Charlie

a play

by James Baldwin

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Published by Vintage International in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Americans -- Drama.,
  • Racism -- Drama.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James Baldwin.
    GenreDrama.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.A45 B5 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 121 p. ;
    Number of Pages121
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1099089M
    ISBN 100679761780
    LC Control Number94023842


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The story concerns Richard Henry, a black man who returns to the Southern town of his birth to begin a new life and recover. Blues for Mister Charlie is an angry play from an angry time. The “Mister Charlie” of the title is a euphemism for “cracker,” a pejorative racial epithet for white people that has etymological roots in the slave driver of the antebellum South who literally cracked a whip.

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His first Broadway production debuted in April Blues for Mister Charlie told of the murder of a young black man in Mississippi in and was dedicated to Medgar Evers, who was assassinated in his front yard in Jackson Mississippi on J After the assassination of his friend Malcom X onBaldwin became increasingly bitter towards America.

Blues for Mister Charlie brings eloquence and conviction to one of the momentous themes of our era" (New York Times). With Baldwin's prefatory "Notes for Blues." Dust jacket design from a photograph by Michael Rennie.

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Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin,French edition, in English Blues for Mister Charlie ( edition) | Open LibraryPages: Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin; 17 editions; First published in ; Subjects: American drama, Drama, African Americans, Racism.

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He is killed, and the play pivots on his murder.".