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The Resource Walker ; : and The ghost dance, Derek Walcott

Walker ; : and The ghost dance, Derek Walcott

Label
Walker ; : and The ghost dance
Title
Walker ;
Title remainder
and The ghost dance
Statement of responsibility
Derek Walcott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Walker, first performed in 1992 and revived (in a revised version) in 2001, is named for David Walker, the nineteenth-century black abolitionist from Boston who advocated violent revolt against slavery and galvanized his generation. In Walcott's hands he is a classical hero, a political leader who is also a poet." "The Ghost Dance takes place on a cold winter's day in Dakota, when Kicking Bear brings news of a rebellion to a white widow named Catherine Weldon; when the alarm seeps into the tiny fort nearby, its mixed company splinters apart in the face of the perceived threat. First performed in 1989, it is a parable of American life at a crossroads, drawn from a story with a historical conclusion: Sitting Bull and his Sioux followers will die at the hands of the Army and Indian agents."--BOOK JACKET
Related
Cataloging source
ZWU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walcott, Derek
Dewey number
812/.54
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9272.9.W3
LC item number
W35 2002
Literary form
dramas
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Walcott, Derek
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, David
  • Kicking Bear
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • North Dakota
  • Dakota Indians
Label
Walker ; : and The ghost dance, Derek Walcott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Walker -- The ghost dance
Control code
ocm50332940
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374528140
Lccn
2002101069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)50332940
Label
Walker ; : and The ghost dance, Derek Walcott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Walker -- The ghost dance
Control code
ocm50332940
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374528140
Lccn
2002101069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)50332940

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