Blues for Mister Charlie

Blues for Mister Charlie

by James Baldwin


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Blues for Mister Charlie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
whitewavedarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Inspired by the case of Emmett Till, this is a dramatic look at southern small-town race relations at the mid-century point. As a play, though, it doesn't capture the usual power of Baldwin's prose. I've no doubt that this would be a powerful work when set to the stage, but I don't think a reading can do it justice, particularly with the many characters involved. I might go back to this if I ever get together a class on works related to the Till case, which I've considered doing before, but for now, I'm not sure I'd recommend it on to other readers.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This play is soo.. good. As an actress it has taught me a lot and also reminded me to not forget about the past. This play was captivating and had great scenes it all felt so very real when performed up on the stage or in the class room.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read a play so captivating, and believe me I have read a lot. I knew Baldwin was a genius, but he takes intelligence and literature to a whole new level. EVERYONE should read this, because it teaches a lot about life.