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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Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. 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. Bosley Crowther in his review for The New York Times complained of padding, “at least five to 10 minutes” are “shots of empty New York subway stations”.

Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones.

Dutchman (film)

Clay is gladdened by Lula’s apparent liking for him and maintains a hopeful attitude to having sex together. She accuses him of staring at her buttocks. Books and Writers kirjasto.

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But the whole thing boils down to a polemic that is tedious and without consistency or conviction in this form”. This page was last edited on 20 Septemberat Dutchman play by Baraka. She ignores his denials and uses stereotypes to correctly guess dtchman he lives, where he is going, what Clay’s friend, Warren, looks and talks like.

The New York Times. Retrieved from ” https: Clay, who does not respond initially, dutchmaan grabs her and throws her down. Help us improve this article!

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lula sits down next to Clay. 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.

Dutchman may be described barakaa a political allegory depicting black dtchman white relations during the time Baraka wrote it.

Films directed by Anthony Harvey. We don’t know if these are real or conveniently made-up by Lula. The characters engage in a long, flirtatious conversation throughout the train ride.

Thank You for Your Contribution! It is also symbolic of integrationist and assimilationist ideologies within the contemporary Civil Rights Movement. She feeds him apples.


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Amiri Baraka as political satirist”African American Review Clay’s name is symbolic of the malleability of black identity and black manhood. The play’s title evokes images of Dutch ships that carried slaves across the Atlantic.

He explains that these segregatory actions assuage black Americans’ anger towards whites and distracts them from accessing the “white man’s intellectual legacy”. Lula provokes Clay to anger and finally murders him. The play won an Obie Award as best American Off-Broadway play of ; it was made into a film in Views Read Edit View history. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. She switches strategies and mocks Clay’s Anglo-American speech, his college education and his three-button suit.

However, he does not push his hope onto her and waits for Lula to make the offer first. The elderly black train conductor steps into the compartment and tips Lula his hat. Clay makes as if to leave, but Lula coolly, rationally, stabs him twice to the heart. She varaka his being black and passive.