Rachel: A Play in Three Acts (1920)

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American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance She was one of the first women of color to have a play publicly performed.Not to be confused with her great aunt

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  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • Rachel: A Play in Three Acts (1920)
  • Angelina Weld Grimké
  • 11 October 2019
  • 9781294982760

10 thoughts on “Rachel: A Play in Three Acts (1920)

  1. says:

    I was introduced to this play during my research on a piece on women writers in 1916, and I m glad to have read it Rachel also titled Blessed are the Barren is by turns charming and heartbreaking though it is over a century old, it will have relevance as long as this country has racism so, probably forever Rachel Loving is a funny and spirited seventeen year old girl at the beginning of the story, distinguished by her love for children and her ambition to be a mother She lives with her brother and mother in a cozy urban apartment described in painterly detail by Grimke, who spends a great deal of time on stage direction and setting but little on costume or the intended appearance of the actors beyond their race Rachel plays with children in her apartment building, teases her brother, helps her mother, and flirts with a client These interactions did show some the age of the play some of her dialogue with her brother was clearly meant to come across as endearing and innocent, but reads differently after watching Game of Thrones And her much older suitor was era appropriate but would not pass muster on reddit relationships today Soon into the first act, her mother changes her life and her outlook forever by revealing forgotten horrors of her young childhood Mrs Loving gives a gripping soliloquy that I didn t anticipate even though I knew it was the subject of the play From that point forth, the play moves into a dissection of the myriad impacts of racism on their day to day lives Grimke does not focus singularly on the most violent and horrifying expressions of racism Instead, she uses each of the characters their ambitions, their work, their love for each other to explore the web of white supremacy, in which no injustice is isolated from another The trauma of each violent strand creates a net that holds the characters back from where they want to go and what they want to do.Given the age of the material and the seriousness of the subject, I was surprised at how accessible I found this play to be Rachel especially is a compelling character whose plight was thoroughly sympathetic, and the action of the play was engaging and memorable The play is not flawless my five stars are rounding up and it s certainly not an uplifting read But it is a worthwhile dramatic exploration of racism, motherhood, and mental illness that holds great value I recommend that my friends interested in history and resisting racism read Rachel here.

  2. says:

    Never has a play torn me up so much as this one did.

  3. says:

    Rachel is one of the affecting plays I ve read recently There are many things I want to write about this play, but for now, I suggest reading it and paying close attention to Grimk s use of children as both a dramatic device and a thematic preoccupation because it is astounding Further, consider the radicality of Rachel s declaration at the end of Act II and again when she echoes it at the end of play.

  4. says:

    Though living in poverty, Rachel and her mother have a Loving relationship and an enviable bond Rachel desires nothing than to have children of her own someday, but the oppressive divisions in society disrupt her mother s happiness, and eventually her own How is it that invisible forces can tear a dream from a young woman and leave her forever empty While Grimke s writing seems PollyAnnish, this helps create a dichotomy of the inner world of Rachel and her family in contrast to the devastating environment that surrounds them The short play is a quick read that still resonates with today s society.

  5. says:

    I read this for a Civil Rights class, and although it s hard to put yourself into that place in time, the reality of Rachel s feelings are hard to ignore I m sure it would be a very moving play to see acted out I ll have to look for a video Reading this after Southern Horrors and The Red Record both Ida B Wells makes the characters and story very believable Though only 3 acts long, the message speaks volumes.

  6. says:

    The pain of seeing souls embodied and brought forth into the world Then, the tragedy of seeing innocent souls suffer as their bodies are wracked with hurt and hardship by the world they never asked to be brought into It s a play about the tragedy of parents and children, the suffering they must endure for reasons beyond vocalization It s all too much to talk about.

  7. says:

    Please read this play It s short but leaves you heartbroken.

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