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Katori Hall Plays One: Hoodoo Love; Hurt Village; The Mountaintop; Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

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An important new voice for African-American theatre, Katori Hall explores the lives of black and often invisible Americans with vivid language, dynamic narratives and richly textured characterization.

Hoodoo Love is Hall's debut play, a tale of love, magic, jealousy and secrets and written in vivid language which captures the Blues. Toulou escapes from the Mississippi cotto
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Jim Grimsley
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Katori Hall's plays are marked by such fierce honesty and incandescent writing that they stand head and shoulders above most other plays that I have read, and her voice is among the truest of any I have encountered. The Mountaintop is a study of the last evening of Martin Luther King's life, a metaphysical journey into his final hours, a flight of fantasy that captures the reality of the moment moreso than could any literal rendering of events. The closing pages of the play take such risks and r ...more
Gina
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Powerful writing. Katori Hall is a playwright whose unique voice is drawing attention.
Adelaide
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This was my book club pick.

This article got me interesting in Katori Hall's work:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/enterta...

I particularly enjoyed The Mountaintop, because the representation of the angel and God were so unexpected for me. It told a story I knew fairly well in a very new way and made MLK Jr. very admirable while still very flawed.
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Gila Gila
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Adding this is a bit of a lie - I only read (and saw) Hurt Village. But Holy Gods, I'll never forget it. There is so much raw pain and truth in this play that all this time later it still rises up at me (must read the others). ...more
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Katori Hall (born May 10, 1981) is an American playwright, journalist, and actress from Memphis, Tennessee.

Hall graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a major in African-American Studies and Creative Writing. She was awarded top departmental honors from the university's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS). In 2005, she graduated from the American Repertory Theater's
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