Category: richard henry

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Privilege, History, and Reality in James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mister Charlie”

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  The conversation between Meridian Henry and Parnell James at the end of Act I in James Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie, highlights some of the key aspects of the play that I discussed in my last post. Specifically, the conversation addresses issues of privilege, the … Read More Privilege, History, and Reality in James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mister Charlie”

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Poison in James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mister Charlie”

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  This semester, I’m teaching James Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie (1964). As I reread Baldwin’s play, a couple of items stuck out to me. The first item that caught my attention was the continual references to poison or disease throughout the text, in relation to … Read More Poison in James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mister Charlie”