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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The elderly black train conductor steps into the compartment and tips Lula his hat. We barakaa suggested improvements to any of our articles. The play, which won an Obie Award. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

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Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman” and dtchman Book of Proverbs”. He states that he does not want to kill and that he prefers to be ignorant of the problem. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

Clay makes as if to leave, but Lula coolly, rationally, stabs dutchmn twice to the heart.

Clay is gladdened by Lula’s apparent liking for him and maintains a hopeful attitude to having sex together. He explains that these segregatory actions assuage black Americans’ anger towards whites and distracts them from dutcchman the “white man’s intellectual legacy”.


He slaps her twice and tells her to leave him alone. The play won an Obie Award as best American Off-Broadway play of ; it was made into a film in You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Thank you for your feedback.

Retrieved 15 Badaka Clay launches into a monologue. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Lula is glad that Clay is so easy to manipulate and puts her hand on his leg. British films Directorial debut films English-language films Films directed by Anthony Harvey s drama films films Films scored by John Barry composer British drama films s British film stubs.

Clay is shocked by her apparent knowledge of his past and says that she must be a friend of Warren. She accuses him of staring at her buttocks. John Barry wrote the score. Retrieved from ” https: Clay accuses Lula of knowing nothing but “luxury”. Retrieved 15 December Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones.

Books and Writers kirjasto. Off-Broadway plays, usually produced on low dutchmqn in small theatres, have tended to be freer in style and more imaginative than…. Clay’s name is symbolic of the malleability of black identity and black manhood.

Dutchman (film)

But the whole thing boils down to a polemic that is tedious and without consistency or conviction in this form”. The New York Times. At the time, he was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife, Hettie Jonesand embracing Black Nationalism. Clay suggests that whites let black people dance “black” dances dufchman make “black” music. 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”.


Clay states that if black people stopped trying to heal their pain through dance, music, civic participation, religion, or focusing on moving upwards in American society, and became coldly rational like white djtchman, black people would just kill all the whites and be done with racism in America.

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Thank You for Your Contribution! Keep Exploring Britannica William Shakespeare. The play ends with Lula looking towards another young black man who has just boarded the now mostly empty train car. At this point, it is unclear whether Clay is really going to a party, but he tells her he really is.

Clay says that if he were to take Lula’s words to heart, he should just kill all the white people he meets. Lula is angered by Clay’s not falling for her manipulative tactics.

Views Read Edit View history. Lula sits down next to Clay. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

She tells Clay to invite her out to the party he is going to. 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. 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.