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The House that will not Stand

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You may be the wealthiest colored woman in New Orleans, but you built this house on sand, lies and dead bodies. New Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance, Louisiana's free people of color' are prospering. Beatrice, a free woman of colour, has become one of the city's wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man. However, when her lover mysteriously dies, Beatrice imposes a six-month period of mourning on herself and her three daughters. But, as the summer heat intensifies, the foundations of freedom she has built for herself and their three unwed daughters begin to crumble. Society is changing, racial divides are growing and, as the members of the household turn on each other in their fight for survival, it could cost them everything. A bewitching new drama of desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo, The House That Will Not Stand received its world premiere at Berkeley Rep, US, in January 2014, and was subsequently produced at the Tricycle Theatre, London, on 9 October 2014. This edition features an introduction by Professor Ayanna Thompson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

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Author(s):
Gardley, Marcus
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
198 x 128
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1474228844
ISBN-13:
9781474228848
Number of pages:
69
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

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You may be the wealthiest colored woman in New Orleans, but you built this house on sand, lies and dead bodies. New Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance, Louisiana's free people of color' are prospering. Beatrice, a free woman of colour, has become one of the city's wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man. However, when her lover mysteriously dies, Beatrice imposes a six-month period of mourning on herself and her three daughters. But, as the summer heat intensifies, the foundations of freedom she has built for herself and their three unwed daughters begin to crumble. Society is changing, racial divides are growing and, as the members of the household turn on each other in their fight for survival, it could cost them everything. A bewitching new drama of desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo, The House That Will Not Stand received its world premiere at Berkeley Rep, US, in January 2014, and was subsequently produced at the Tricycle Theatre, London, on 9 October 2014. This edition features an introduction by Professor Ayanna Thompson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Author(s):
Gardley, Marcus
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
198 x 128
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1474228844
ISBN-13:
9781474228848
Number of pages:
69
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

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