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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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Clay accuses Lula of knowing nothing but “luxury”.

Dutchman (film)

Clay says that if he were to take Lula’s words to heart, he should just kill all the white people he meets. Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones.

Clay’s name is symbolic of the malleability of black duychman and black manhood. Retrieved 15 January She directs all the other passengers, blacks and whites, in the train car to throw his body out and get out at the next stop. Although Clay says all this, he deeply rejects this plan of action. We don’t know if these are real or conveniently made-up by Lula.

Dutchman play by Baraka. The play, which won an Obie Award. 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.


This page was last edited on 21 Marchat At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Thank You for Your Contribution! At the time, he was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife, Dutchmn Jonesand embracing Black Nationalism.

Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. The play ends with Lula looking towards another young black man who has just boarded the now mostly empty train car. Help us improve this article!

It is also symbolic of integrationist and assimilationist ideologies within the contemporary Civil Rights Movement. She derides his being black and passive.

Clay suggests that whites let black people dance “black” dances and make “black” music. Contact our editors with your feedback. Clay makes as if to leave, but Lula coolly, rationally, stabs him twice to the heart.

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.

The play’s title evokes images of Dutch ships that carried slaves across the Atlantic. 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.


Retrieved from ” https: William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. She accuses him of staring at her buttocks.

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Clay is shocked by her apparent knowledge of his past and says that she must be a friend of Warren. Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman” and the Book of Proverbs”. Lula is angered by Clay’s not falling for her manipulative tactics.

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Off-Broadway plays, usually produced on low budgets in small theatres, have tended to be freer in style and more imaginative than…. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lula guesses that Clay tried to get his own sister to have sex with him when he was