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Volume : II, Issue : II, March - 2012

The Jezebel Stereotype in August Wilson Play “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom”

Abdulmalik Nagi Hussein

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a 1982 play - one of the ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle by , a -Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright - that chronicles the twentieth century African American experience.1 August Wilson is a contemporary African American playwright who has radically influenced the development of African American dramatic tradition. Wilsons' female characters represent his perception and conception of art and on expression of African-American culture. However, the women in Wilson's plays commonly do not play dominant roles. In fact, they are unusually outnumbered by the men, as there may be only one woman amongst a cast of several men.

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Abdulmalik Nagi Hussein, (2012). The Jezebel Stereotype in August Wilson Play “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom”. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. II, Issue. II, DOI : 10.9780/22307850, http://oldisrj.lbp.world/UploadedData/810.pdf

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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Rainey%27s_Bl ack_Bottom
  2. http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/jezebel/
  3. Collins, Particia Hill. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and Politics of Empowement. New York: Routlage, 1991. P. 67-68.
  4. M. Anderson Lisa, Mammies No More: The Changing Image of Black Women on Stage and Screen, Rowman and Littlefield Press. 1997. P.xxvii
  5. Kim Marra, Ma Rainey and Boyz: Gender Ideology in August Wilson's Broadway Cannon, August Wilson: A Casebook. Ed. Marily Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994, P. 144.
  6. Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Though: Knowledge, Consciousness and the politics of Empowerment, London, New York : Routledge, 1991, P-70.
  7. Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Though: Knowledge, Consciousness and the politics of Empowerment, London, New York : Routledge, 1991, P-70.
  8. August Wilson. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. In Black Thunder. An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, Ed. and Introd. William B. Brach. New York: Penguin, 1992. P. 81.
  9. Ibid., P. 75.

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