spirituals
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Article about the Swing Mikado
Musical
Run Little Chillun
Music
Script
Art music vs. authentic spirituals
Depiction of women
Dialect
Dance
Stolen from Zora Neale Hurston?
Sophisticated in some ways; simple in others
Long-suffering wives
Jezabels
Mysterious pagan women
Examination of African-American religion is rather sophisticated.
Plot of the play is rather simple.
Does it add anything now?
How would you translate it to today's speech?
Ella depends on Jesus to save her marriage
Sulamai gets pregnant by a married man and is struck by lightning and killed
The character of Reba isn't in the cast list; she doesn't speak
Zora Neale Hurston criticized arranged spirituals
How would you make the dance authentic now?
Relation to today's gospel plays
Tyler Perry
Ditch the script and just do the songs?
Spirituals vs. gospel music