Spunk
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781559360241Publication Date:
1 Oct 1991
Size: 215mm x 138mm£13.99
First Staged:
Crossroads Theatre Company, New Jersey, 1989

Spunk

By George C. Wolfe

Paperback £13.99

A dazzlingly entertaining dramatisation of three stories by the celebrated black iconoclast, Zora Heale Hurston: a rich folk tapestry of rural and urban black America in the 20th century.

In Sweat, a woman is abused by her husband and terrorized with a snake. The gigolos of Story in Harlem Slang stage a streetcorner brawl of style and braggadocio. In The Gilded Six-Bits, lovers are betrayed by a lust for gold but redeemed by the birth of a child.

Using narration, dramatization, puppetry, dance and musical interludes, Wolfe creates from Hurston's word-drunk prose a rich folk tapestry of rural and urban life early in the last century.

Also included in this volume is music for the original country-blues songs composed by Chic Street Man.

'Gutsy, gritty and often very funny... irresistible theatricality' Associated Press

'Dazzlingly entertaining... This is a great show' New York Post

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781559360241Publication Date:
1 Oct 1991
Size: 215mm x 138mm£13.99

Also by George C. Wolfe:

Jelly's Last Jam

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