¼ Read ✓ Emma by Howard Zinn ☆ The movement needs us to live for it, not to die for it.
so far i ve delved into Emma goldman s official auto bio most of part 1 anyway and read dangerous woman the graphic biography of Emma goldman and now this play by howard zinn i love reading so many different artistic representations of one totally fascinating life zinn s introduction to the play does it s job well creating a context of the subject Emma goldman and the process of developing a story of her life on stage her dogged passion for change and her compassion for humanity really comes out.
In This Play, Historian And Playwright Howard Zinn Dramatizes The Life Of Emma Goldman, The Anarchist, Feminist, And Free Spirited Thinker Who Was Exiled From The United States Because Of Her Outspoken Views, Including Her Opposition To World War IWith His Wit And Unique Ability To Illuminate History From Below, Zinn Reveals The Life Of This Remarkable Woman As Zinn Writes In His Introduction, Emma Godman Seemed To Be Tireless As She Traveled The Country, Lecturing To Large Audiences Everywhere, On Birth Control A Woman Should Decide For Herself , On The Falsity Of Marriage As An Institution Marriage Has Nothing To Do With Love , On Patriotism The Last Refuge Of A Scoundrel On Free Love What Is Love If Not Free And Also On The Drama, Including Shaw, Ibsen, And Strindberg This Book Will Be Of Immense Interest To Feminists, American Historians, And People Interested In The Long History Of Resistance And Protest In The United StatesHoward Zinn Is Professor Emeritus At Boston University He Is The Author Of The Classic A People S History Of The United States A Television Adaptation Of The Book Is Currently Being Co Produced By Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, And Chris Moore For HBO Zinn Has Received The Lannan Foundation Literary Award For Nonfiction And The Eugene V Debs Award For His Writing And Political Activism Zinn Is The Author Of The Internationally Acclaimed Play Marx In Soho, Which Has Been Touring The Country In Performance Since Its Release This play was beautiful and funny I fell in love with Howard Zinn on Tuesday and now I am exercising that love by reading his work His picture of Emma Goldman is exciting and captivating The characters are all revolutionaries and they are working on projects, going to jail, and trying to live On the one hand Sasha is like people in Pittsburgh are losing their jobs and you are at the opera And Emma says things like we need to fight but also find beauty in the world right now Flowers and operas and things She also is pro pro womens rights but at the same time dates this savagely beautiful man who lies and cheats, but she loves him anyway I think these are the things that make her real That make us real That no matter what we fight for there aren t easy answers to life and the world isn t black and white and that we shouldn t have to justify ours Maybe I am not enough of an actor director type to see the problems other reviewers have found with this play I think it s brilliant Just like in his Marx in Soho, Zinn is able to convey revolutionary brilliance over a complex background of all to human shortcomings And he s funny while doing it I wish someone in Balti or New York would put this thing on again, I d certainly go see it.
I love and respect Howard Zinn and Emma Goldman is a new hero of mine As a play, it is not my favorite piece of dramatic work, but the ideas of it are intriguing and very important It s a glimpse of a person than a portrait, but it s a very important person who we never hear about, so I think the play is worth a read for the sake of Emma herself.
I really liked this play The one note I have is that there are a few moments when I feel that the dialogue is a little overly dramatic a common flaw when writing a piece which takes place in the past Overall, terrific though great historical figure and a great play
I could hear Emma Goldman through this play I found it enjoyable to read.
Howard Zinn is decidedly NOT a playwright I enjoyed the introduction and learned quite a lot about many fascinating, courageous people only to be disappointed by flat, stiff characters with all the fire and sensuality of a streetlamp in daylight Skip this, and read a biography of the titular Emma instead.