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Paperback, 94 pages
Published December 31st 1969 by Hill & Wang (first published January 1st 1965)
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Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: students of theater & performance
Shelves: politics, plays, history
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - March 19, 2012

A wk or so ago, my g-friend Amy & I were sitting around at nite, bored, & she proposed that we go into our personal library, that I hold her & prevent her from knocking into things, while she walked thru the library w/ her eyes closed & picked out a bk to become "our bk" in the way that people have an "our song" etc.. We did this & she picked Kopit's Indians & Mary Manning's Passages from Finn
Brian McCann
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
So powerful. Information is devastating what our forefathers did. Love how it is structured. Reading the play -- I would guess-- has a much different impact than seeing it. I imagine it was a spectacle on stage!
Feb 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama
A fast, entertaining, and thought-provoking read. Decent reading level for 9th/10th grade (only one potentially censorable scene involving a suggestion of sexual violence). Very good potential for literature/history connection exploring the fate of the native americans. Major themes include the ineluctability of westward expansion, the psychology of domination (the white man's burden, dehumanization of "the other") and defeat/submission (Sitting Bull reduced to playing himself in Buffalo Bill's ...more
Dane Cobain
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Indians is an intriguing play from the pen of a writer I’d never heard of before, but who I’ll certainly be looking into in the future. Kopit’s play is about the American Wild West, and it follows the fascinating story of Buffalo Bill and Chief Sitting Bull and chops and changes through time to tell it. It might sound confusing, but it’s done to perfection, and I really enjoyed reading it. I totally recommend it!
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this.
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May 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: plays
it's just about Buffalo Bill Cody's Life and his conflict with native Americans
It could be a good western movie, but a play? i don't think so...
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Arthur Lee Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York City) is an American playwright. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist (Indians and Wings) and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, Indians, 1970; Best Play, Wings, 1979; and Best Book of a Musical, for Nine, 1982. He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in 1962 for his play Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Cl ...more
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