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Title Father comes home from the wars : parts 1, 2 & 3 / Suzan-Lori Parks.
Author Parks, Suzan-Lori, author.
Publication New York : Samuel French, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description 168 pages : music ; 21 cm.
Call # 812 P
Series A Samuel French acting edition
Samuel French acting edition.
Contents Part 1. A measure of a man -- Part 2. A battle in the wilderness -- Part 3. The union of my Confederate parts -- Music: Dark is the night ; He's leaving ; Passing the time: the Colonel's song ; This bright wilderness ; Misplaced myself: Odyssey dog's theme ; Hero's theme ; Penny's theme ; Leave all this behind: runaway's theme ; Kiss ; Old stories ; Passing into the wilderness ; Bronze star theme ; Homer's theme / Suzan-Lori Parks ; transcribed by Steven Bargonetti -- [About the author].
Summary "Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return...only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. "Father comes home from the wars" is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love, with all three parts seen in one night. Part 1 introduces us to Hero, a slave who must choose whether or not to join his master on the Confederate battlefield. In Part 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero's loyalty as the cannons approach. Part 3 finds Hero's loved ones anxiously awaiting his return." -- Cover.
Awards Pulitzer Prize for drama finalist 2015.
Edward M. Kennedy Prize for play inspired by American history, 2015.
Obie award for playwrighting, 2015.
Subject Homer. Odyssey -- Influence.
Slaves -- United States -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
African American soldiers -- Drama.
Racism -- United States -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Drama.
Soldiers -- United States -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African American troops -- Drama.
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Odyssey (Homer) (OCoLC)fst01356149
African American soldiers. (OCoLC)fst00799366
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Military participation -- African American. (OCoLC)fst01353696
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Slavery. (OCoLC)fst01120426
Slaves. (OCoLC)fst01120522
Soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01125233
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Historical drama.
Historical fiction.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Historical drama. (OCoLC)fst01726464
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780573704109 (softcover) :
0573704104 (softcover)

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