AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEATER & THE DECONSTRUCTION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Marcela Iochem Valente

Resumo


Lorraine Hansberry was an African-American playwright who used her
plays as a way of protest against the injustice towards the African descendants in
the USA and fought against the prejudice and discrimination faced by her people
at that time. Her work was a site for many discussions that were very relevant to
further movements such as the civil rights one. She showed in her work that although the USA was supposed to be the Land of Opportunity, the prosperity of
this land as well as the ideals from the American Dream were not available the
same way to all citizens, just to those who could fit the mainstream American
stereotype. This article is going to show that Theater can be an important way of
self-representation, a site for relevant discussions, and a way of subverting patriarchal
discourses.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/cl.v10i1.1524

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