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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Lesson Plan

Introduction to For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf debuted on Brroadway 1975. It was a highly original piece which defied traditional genre. Combining music, drama, poetry and dance, Shange labeled this work a "choreopoem." The original production featured seven actresses, including the playwright, and was met with critical acclaim and commercial success.

The first full performance of for colored girls took place in a coffeehouse in New York City's East Village. It then moved to the Henry Street Theater, the Public Theater, and finally, premiered on Broadway at the Booth Theater in 1976. The actors from the original production performed the choreopoem in New York...

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