Blackness, Colorism, and Epidermalization of Inferiority in Zora Neale Hurston’s Color Struck: A Fanonian Reading of the Play. Article (PDF Available) · January. She treats them poorly solely for the color of their skin and because it produced (according to Zora Neale Hurston: Collected Plays edited by. Color Struck. A Play in Four Scenes. Time: Twenty years ago and present. Place: .A Southern City. JOHN- A light brown-skinned The Man. EMMALINE- A Black.

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A cheap bed- is against the upstage wall.

Color Struck

Couples to de floor! He moves feet in a dance step. Well, you like chicken? Guess I’ll leave the door open so she can get some air. Gee, she’s got a full suit of hair! Come sneaking in here lik pole cat! If you had a acted polite Ah wouldn’t a had nothin’ to say. Lauren Redmond marked it as to-read Jul 01, The Many “plug” silk hats are in evidence, also sun-flowers in button holes. They advance toward each other, meet midway, then, arm in arm, begin to “strut.

Emma is constantly worried that John will leave her for a light-skinned woman.

But we kin ccolor something else just to warm ourselves up. Us blacks was made for cobble stones. Ah aint gone yet! I don’t want to be jealous like you are. She stands staring at the gay scene for a moment defiantly then creeps over to a seat along the wall and shrinks into the Spanish Moss, motionless.


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John catches her shoulder and faces her around. She sounds pretty bad – takes out his wallet and hands her a bill get a taxi if necessary.

John instead dances the cakewalk copor Effie, and they win the prize. How I hate em!

As the whistle blows twice, and the train begins to move, they enter meale and laughing at left. EMMA struggles to free her hands. Emma will not go to a “colored doctor,” and eventually goes to bring the white doctor. They are still seated with their arms about each other.

Color Struck by Zora Neale Hurston

Then lemme scorch you strcuk a seat. One of the Men standing, lifting his “plug” in a grand The Manner. Fack is, if you wuzn’t walkin’ long, ah’d think you wuz a rose – he looks timidly behind her and the others laugh. EMMA removing the hatpins from her hat, turns furiously upon him.

She calls herself a big cigar, but I kin smoke her. People are departing, laughing, humming, with quartet cheering.

Alisa Antonelli marked it as to-read Dec 03, Emma represents Hurston’s creation taken to symbolic representation; by dint hyrston the fact that she is black, poor, disenfranchised, and rural, she epitomizes the outsider in every way. She looks up and down for a seat. Yeah- pause -who is it? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hurston applied her Barnard ethnographic training to document African American folklore in her critically acclaimed book Mules and Men along with fiction Their Eyes Were Watching God and dance, assembling a folk-based performance group that recreated her Southern tableau, with one performance on Broadway.


The musicians are arriving one by one during this time. A center table, red cover, a low, cheap rocker, two straight chairs, a small kitchen stove at left with a wood-box beside it, a waterbucket on a stand close by.

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I loves hursfon so hard, John, and jealous love is the only kind I got. Course Ah cain’t git no specialist an’ nothin’ lak dat. I’m crazy to see you. Course, Ah don’t wanta look too bossy, but Ah b’lieve you got to marry me tuh git rid of me. Take one of these every hour and try to get some sleep.