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Culture, Stage Watching Zora Neale

Watching Zora Neale

Ever since Alice Walker found a certain unmarked grave in Florida 31 years ago, Zora Neale Hurston has enjoyed the sort of career that the literary world of the 1930s and '40s -- both in midtown Manhattan and in Harlem…
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Levee James

The strongest part of S.M. Shepard-Massat's new play is the unwholesome mixture of ingredients that Zora Neale Hurston and William Faulkner used to such strong effect: Southern farmers, racism, murder, and sex. Shepard-Massat has written an elemental drama about an…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love Hurts

Love Hurts

I must admit that I'm not much of a romantic. In my junior year of college, while most of my colleagues were getting drunk and getting laid, I was writing my final paper -- what I'd like to think of…
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Culture, Stage Ruby's Arms

Ruby's Arms

The title of this play is a pun: Ruby McCollum was a real black woman who, in 1952, shot a white doctor and went to jail. In the segregated town of Live Oak, Fla., the trial was a circus; although…
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Stonewall Jackson and Zora Neale Stonewall Jackson's House. By Jonathan Reynolds. Directed by Amy Glazer. Produced by the Eureka Theater. Starring Starla Benford, Ron Faber, Wanda McCaddon, Michael Keys Hall, and Rebecca Dines. At the Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson (between…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night & Day

Wednesday May 19 Their Eyes Were Watching Zora With an ear for the cadences of black American English and a storyteller's gift for making fiction sing, Zora Neale Hurston became, and remains, one of the most popular writers to emerge…
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