An Analysis of James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mr. Charlie”


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An Analysis of James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mr. Charlie”
This paper looks at James Baldwin’s celebrated play, “Blues for Mr. Charlie.” The paper answers a number of vital questions: did the play have a long run or a short run? Were there objections or protests against the play’s performance? Have film versions of the play been produced? Are there actors/actresses who have made their careers performing the play? Does the play continue to be produced? In the end, the play is noteworthy because it tackled the issue of race at a time when race was not something that many Americans wanted to deal with; not surprisingly, the play suffered a rather quick demise despite the fact that it had some powerful moments and despite the fact that its...
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.....s career.
In the end, the best that can be said about James Baldwin’s powerful play is that it was a classic example of a short play that cast a long shadow.
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