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Native American Theatre

intro research project

Alyxis Hodge

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of Native American Theatre

Native American Theatre Before we get started... Before the first English colony was established, Spanish dramas and Native Americans tribes performed "theatrical events". A New Focus Group In Theatre Prayer
Religious ceremonies
Spiritual Language
Oral History
What It Is Native American Theatre is one of the newer focus groups of American theatre. In some ways, Native American theatre is still in its formative stages to some extent. From this group has emerged a small grouping of plays that are which are both challenging and intriguing to stage. Native American theatre, as well as Inuit theatre, both contain many aspects of their culture(s) and aspects from many different tribes. Oral History Stories of Creation Non-Linear
use of Time Liquid Boundaries Healing Communities Awareness of Genocide Characteristics Early History 1900s 1600 1700 1607 First English Colony established 18th Century The immediacy of conflicts and the proximity of many settled Indians to American cities made Native Americans figures of interest to several early American dramatists. 1753 The first play to center on Native Americans was given an amateur mounting in New Orleans. 20th and 21st Centuries 1800 1900 2000 John Augustus Stone's Metamora
(inspired the deluge of Indian stories that flooded American stages in the 1830s and 1840s) 1828 Brougham's burlesque, Pocahontas; or, The Gentle Savage 1855 Civil Rights Movement brought up more pride in diversity and different culture in the 1960s In the 1970s attempts were made by contemporary Native Americans to revive this form of theatre. Spiderwoman Theatre was founded 1776 Red Earth Performing Arts is established. It is one of the first Native American theater groups 1974 1950 The first version of the play Unto These Hills was written by Kermit Hunter and opened on July 1, to wide acclaim. Events http://vimeo.com/5644939 Important people John Augustus Stone
John Brougham
Diane Glancy
E. Donald "Ed" Two-Rivers
LeAnne Howe
Linda K. Hogan
Rollie Lynn Riggs
Annette Arkeketa
Red Earth Performing Arts
Spiderwoman Theatre
Native American Ensemble Theatre
Important Groups
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