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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!
review of Arthur Kopit's Indians 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 Finnegans Wake. Then things
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
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!
it's just about Buffalo Bill Cody's Life and his conflict with native AmericansIt could be a good western movie, but a play? i don't think so...
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If Arthur Kopit had stopped writing plays after his debut with "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You In The Closet And I'm Feelin' So Sad: A Pseudoclassical Tragifarce in a Bastard French Tradition", I would still consider him one of the most important American dramatists of his time, and, perhaps, of any time. That play proved to be prophetic about the sixties and the very notion of revolution, a theme shared in the brilliant one act play "Madam Popov" by Gladden Schrock. Fortunately for all of u...
Further confirmation that high school American history class whitewashed a lot that we as a nation choose to ignore. European "settlers" we're absolutely barbaric to the native people they encountered in North America. Indefensible.
This play is a powerful, cleverly told, brutally honest examination of how the tellers of American history tend to cover up absolute atrocities with spectacle and myth.
بوفالو بیل: شما واقعا معتقدید که بوفالوها برمیگردن؟ یک برگشت سحرآمیز؟سیتینگ بول: بی شباهت به بازگشت مسیح نیست.، شاید مفیدتر از اون.