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Mule bone a comedy of Negro life by Langston Hughes

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Published by HarperPerennial in New York, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Drama

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24).

StatementLangston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston ; edited with introductions by George Houston Bass and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the complete story of the Mule bone controversy.
GenreDrama.
ContributionsHurston, Zora Neale., Bass, George Houston., Gates, Henry Louis.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3515.U274 M85 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 282 p. ;
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1890777M
ISBN 100060553014, 0060968850
LC Control Number90055835

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  The Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts. by Hughes, Langston. out of 5 stars 2. Book 1 of 3: A Brie Hooker Mystery | by Linda Lovely out of 5 stars Kindle Mule Polly, Bernie Harberts, Pete Larson. Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life Summary SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life is a play by American authors Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. The process of writing the play led Hughes and Hurston, who had been close friends, to sever their relationship. Mule Bone was not staged until , when it was produced in New York City by the Lincoln Center TheaterPlace premiered: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York. JOE: (Standing the bone up on the floor of the porch) Dis is a hock-bone of Brazzle's ole yaller mule. (General pleased interest. Everybody wants to touch it.) BRAZZLE: (Coming forward) Well, sir! (Takes bone in both hands and looks up and down the length of it) If 'tain't my ole mule! This sho was one hell of a mule, too. He'd fight every/File Size: 99KB.

Mule Bone was written in It was a joint collaboration between noted African-American authors Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, who joined forces to write a play based on a folktale, "The Bone of Contention," that Hurston had discovered in her anthropological studies.   In , two giants of African American literature joined forces to create a lively, insightful, often wildly farcical look inside a rural Southern black community—the three-act play Mule Bone. In this hilarious story, Jim and Dave are a struggling song-and-dance team, and when a woman comes between them, chaos ensues in their tiny Florida hometown.   Mule Bone is the only collaboration between Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, two stars of the Harlem Renaissance, and it holds an unparalleled place in the annals of African-American theater.3/5(1). The bone of the mule that gives the play its title is a topic of conversation when Joe shoes up holding it. As the owner, Brazzle, takes the bone into his own hands, he begins to reminiscence about the animal and how everybody turned out to watch them drag the mule to swamp because he was too stubborn to go off and die like a normal mule.