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Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks

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By Suzan-Lori Parks

Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog") provides the lovely first installment of a brand new American Odyssey, set over the process the Civil battle. provided his freedom if he joins his grasp within the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, needs to opt for even if to depart the lady and folks he loves for what should be one more empty promise. As his choice brings him face-to-face with a kingdom at battle with itself, the family Hero left in the back of debate even if to flee or look ahead to his return... merely to find that for Hero, loose will can have come at an outstanding non secular price. "Father Comes domestic From The Wars" is an explosively strong drama concerning the mess of struggle, the price of freedom, and the heartbreak of affection, with all 3 components visible in a single evening. half 1 introduces us to Hero, a slave who needs to opt for even if to hitch his grasp at the accomplice battlefield. partly 2, a band of insurgent infantrymen try Hero's loyalty because the cannons technique. half three reveals Hero's family anxiously looking ahead to his go back. A devastatingly appealing dramatic paintings choked with song, wit, and nice lyricism, "Father Comes domestic From The Wars" is an epic story approximately protecting directly to who we're and what we like in a rustic that either brings us jointly and rips us except considered one of America's strongest writers.

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And he spoke of mustike¯ paidia (‘mystical play’). The Venerable Bede and Bernhardt both spoke of the life of faith as a game Christians play. 30 Chapter Four Jerome spoke of the church as a bit of religious play. ’9 A contemporary theologian, Jürgen Moltmann, writes that creation has “its ground not in itself but in God’s good will or pleasure. ” They understood that their relation to God was one of being surrounded and surprised by God’s grace. Even liturgy, according to the noted Roman Catholic scholar, Romano Guardini, is not work, but play.

Miller, Gods and Games (New York: World Publishing Company, 1970), 145. 4. David Mamet, Writing in Restaurants (New York: Viking Press, 1986), 8–9. 5. : Wesleyan University Press, 1975), 5. 6. Cole, 6. 7. Thomas K. Whitaker, “Notes on Playing the Player,” Centennial Review, 16:1 (1972); 6. 8. Gerhardus van der Leeuw, Sacred and Profane Beauty, tr. David E. Green (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963), 111–112. 9. Miller, 109–110. 10. Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Play, tr. Reinhard Ulrich (New York: Harper and Row, 1971), 17.

Willard R. Trask (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1959), 145. 8. E. R. Dodds, Euripides’ Bacchae (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960), xii. 9. Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990), 30. 10. Aylen, 41. 11. Quoted in Aylen, 41. 12. Aylen, 41–43. 13. All quotations from The Bacchae, unless noted otherwise, are from the translation of William Arrowsmith, Euripides V, eds. David Grene and Richmond Lattimore (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958, 1959). Dionysus: Lord of the Greek Theater 53 14.

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