On Baraka, Jacobs-Jenkins and Ludlam

Whenever I am reading any of Amiri Baraka’s work I have to remind myself to breathe. Dutchman left me speechless.  I kept picturing the 1964 audience members sitting in their seats (at the play’s premiere) enraged, proud, afraid, frustrated and relieved.  Some folks probably even walked out of the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, some […]