Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life
Written in 1930, this three-act play is the only collaboration between the brightest lights of the Harlem Renaissance—Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes.
This energetic and often farcical play centers on Jim and Dave, a two-man song-and-dance team, and Daisy, the woman who comes between their singing and dancing. Accompanying this edition of Mule Bone are the original Hurston short story, Bone of Contention, on which the play was based, and the complete story of the fascinating Mule Bone controversy. Readers will learn how the dispute over the play’s true authorship not only created an irreparable rift in Hurston and Hughes’s friendship but also prevented the play from being performed or published for 60 years.
|8 × 5.3 × 0.7 in
December 2, 2008