Call And Response

Author: Patricia Liggins Hill
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0618449094
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Presents a chronological anthology of African American literature, including poetry, fiction, drama, essays, speeches, sermons, criticism, journals, and song lyrics.

Engaging Performance

Author: Jan Cohen-Cruz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136943072
Size: 15.10 MB
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Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine "socially engaged performance." It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety of social and artistic projects. Author Jan Cohen-Cruz draws on a career of groundbreaking research and work within the fields of political, applied, and community theatre to explore the impact of how differing genres of theatre respond to social "calls." Areas highlighted include: playwrighting and the engaged artist theatre of the oppressed performance as testimonial the place of engaged art in cultural organizing the use of local resources in engaged art revitalizing cities and neighborhoods through engaged performance training of the engaged artist. Cohen-Cruz also draws on the work of major theoreticians, including Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Doreen Massey, as well as analyzing in-depth case studies of the work of US practitioners today to illustrate engaged performance in action. Jan Cohen-Cruz is director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. She is the author of Local Acts: Community-based Performance in the US; the editor of Radical Street Performance; co-editor, with Mady Schutzman, of Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism and A Boal Companion; and a University Professor at Syracuse University.

Call And Response

Author: Forrest Hamer
ISBN: UOM:39015041028062
Size: 16.77 MB
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Poetry. Yusef Komunyakaa calls CALL & RESPONSE a tightly woven tapestry of impulses and life rituals, a tribute to what keeps us whole and true to human complexity. In essence, this wonderful collection is about bridges: between cultures, individuals, genders, parts of oneself, human beings and nature, family, etc. Hamer isn't afraid of those everyday feelings. His best poems are calls into our modern wilderness that demand heartfelt responses: they are challenges to us to connect through the acceptance of our personal and public histories. CALL & RESPONSE unearths myths with such fluidity, we don't realize that we've been transported to a place where we can earn transcendence. Southern, American, universal-the voices cohere into a seamless, symphonic bravo for human endurance. Seldom do we witness such a poetic surety in a first book.

The Call And The Response

Author: Jean-Louis Chrétien
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823222985
Size: 13.87 MB
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In the aptly titled The Call and the Response, renowned philosopher and theologian Jean-Louis Chrtien revisits a favorite theme: how human life is shaped by the experience of call and response, explored using art as a context. For Chrtien, art is about acts in response to what the artist sees or hears and how these acts provoke responses from viewers. Deeply spiritual and intellectual without being academic, his arguments are unique, in both style and content.

Call And Response

Author: Louis Rogers
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595420445
Size: 17.63 MB
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The teachings of the great spiritual masters have a strange effect on us. Inspirational, yes, to the extent that we understand them; devotional fervor, certainly, to the degree that we can live it; moral rectitude and ethical vigilance, undoubtedly, providing we can rationalize our doubts, sublimate our fears and benignly dismiss those suggestions that we give up the things of this world for those of the next. We feel an inner impulse to respond to the teachings, taking either the low road by walking a Sunday path, or the high roads of monastic isolation or mindfully self-aware spiritual righteousness. Or perhaps any road one wishes that lies between these two extremes of passion and commitment. But the impulse to respond is genuine and deeply moving, and Rumi's invitation to the Divine Caravan is compelling. Despite the pull and attachment of secular life that is constant throughout time and compelling in any era, he offers continual affirmation that no matter what the diversions, no matter how often we fail, the invitation is always open. The spiritual door to the house of God is never closed. Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, come yet again, come.

The Hum

Author: Evans E. Crawford
ISBN: UCSC:32106016372168
Size: 16.14 MB
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Firmly rooted in the black experience, this approach to homiletics helps readers understand preaching as an oral event. The call/response tension in black preaching is what drives the musicality of speech in black churches. Crawford refers to this musicality as "hum thoughts", and leads the reader to a better understanding of this type of preaching and its effects on the congregation.