Dutchman. Amiri Baraka. CHARACTERS. CLAY, twenty‐year‐old Negro. LULA, thirty‐year‐old white woman. RIDERS OF COACH, white and black. The Dutchman and The Slave Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme by Imamu Amiri Baraka, LeRoi Jones. The Logic of Retribution: Amiri Baraka’s. Dutchman. Nita N. Kumar, Professor of English at Shyama Prasad. Mukherji College, University of Delhi, has a Ph.D. in.

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She ignores his denials and uses stereotypes to correctly guess where he lives, where he is going, what Clay’s friend, Warren, looks and talks like. Archived from the original on May 4, Retrieved 15 January Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

The play ends with Lula looking towards another young black man who has just boarded the now mostly empty train car.

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At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. The play, which won an Obie Award. Retrieved from ” https: You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Clay, who does not respond initially, eventually grabs her and throws her down. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat Contact our editors with your feedback.


Although not shown widely, the film was critically well-received and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festivalwhere Shirley Knight received the Volpi Cup for best actress. She accuses him of staring at her buttocks.

Books and Writers kirjasto. Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination….

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The play’s title evokes images of Dutch ships that carried slaves across the Atlantic. She feeds him apples. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Dutchman presents a stylized encounter that illustrates hatred between blacks and whites in America as well as the political and psychological conflicts facing black American men in the s.

Off-Broadway plays, usually dhtchman on low budgets in small theatres, have tended to be freer in style and more imaginative than…. Views Read Edit View history. Please try again later.

Dutchman (film)

Clay’s name is symbolic of the malleability of black identity and black manhood. He states that he does not want to kill and that he prefers to be ignorant of the problem. Clay suggests that whites let black people baraoa “black” dances and make “black” music.

It is also symbolic of integrationist and assimilationist ideologies within the contemporary Civil Rights Movement.

She tells Clay to invite her out to the party he is going to. Clay accuses Lula of knowing nothing but “luxury”. Amiri Baraka as political satirist”African American Review We don’t know if these are real or conveniently made-up by Lula. The action focuses almost exclusively on Lula, a white woman, and Clay, a black man, who both ride the subway in New York City.


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Lula is angered by Clay’s not falling for her manipulative tactics. Once Clay makes his confession, Lula changes strategies again. Views Read Edit View history. The two main performers “do their jobs with gusto and hold the viewer mildly absorbed. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

His first significant play, Dutchman ; filmwhich recounted an explosive confrontation on a train between a black intellectual and a white woman who murders him, won the Obie Award for best Off-Broadway American play. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

She switches strategies and mocks Clay’s Anglo-American speech, his college education and his three-button suit. Lula sits down next to Clay. The elderly black train conductor steps into the compartment and tips Lula his hat.