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The Resource Father comes home from the wars : parts 1, 2 & 3, Suzan-Lori Parks

Father comes home from the wars : parts 1, 2 & 3, Suzan-Lori Parks

Label
Father comes home from the wars : parts 1, 2 & 3
Title
Father comes home from the wars
Title remainder
parts 1, 2 & 3
Statement of responsibility
Suzan-Lori Parks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return ... only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. "Father comes home from the wars" is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love, with all three parts seen in one night. Part 1 introduces us to Hero, a slave who must choose whether or not to join his master on the Confederate battlefield. In Part 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero's loyalty as the cannons approach. Part 3 finds Hero's loved ones anxiously awaiting his return."--Cover
Member of
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize for drama finalist 2015
  • Edward M. Kennedy Prize for play inspired by American history, 2015
  • Obie award for playwrighting, 2015
Cataloging source
IAR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Illustrations
music
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A736
LC item number
F38 2015b
Literary form
dramas
Series statement
A Samuel French acting edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • African American soldiers
  • Racism
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Military participation
  • Racism
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Label
Father comes home from the wars : parts 1, 2 & 3, Suzan-Lori Parks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • He's leaving
  • Passing the time: the Colonel's song
  • This bright wilderness
  • Misplaced myself: Odyssey dog's theme
  • Hero's theme
  • Penny's theme
  • Leave all this behind: runaway's theme
  • Kiss
  • Old stories
  • Passing into the wilderness
  • Part 1.
  • Bronze star theme
  • Homer's theme
  • Suzan-Lori Parks ; transcribed by Steven Bargonetti
  • [About the author]
  • A measure of a man
  • Part 2.
  • A battle in the wilderness
  • Part 3.
  • The union of my Confederate parts
  • Music:
  • Dark is the night
Control code
948683231
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780573704109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music
System control number
(OCoLC)948683231
Label
Father comes home from the wars : parts 1, 2 & 3, Suzan-Lori Parks
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • He's leaving
  • Passing the time: the Colonel's song
  • This bright wilderness
  • Misplaced myself: Odyssey dog's theme
  • Hero's theme
  • Penny's theme
  • Leave all this behind: runaway's theme
  • Kiss
  • Old stories
  • Passing into the wilderness
  • Part 1.
  • Bronze star theme
  • Homer's theme
  • Suzan-Lori Parks ; transcribed by Steven Bargonetti
  • [About the author]
  • A measure of a man
  • Part 2.
  • A battle in the wilderness
  • Part 3.
  • The union of my Confederate parts
  • Music:
  • Dark is the night
Control code
948683231
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780573704109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music
System control number
(OCoLC)948683231

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