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The New York Times reviews The Dutchman

The subway is the city’s great equalizer, a place where all of New York can jostle peaceably. But in “Dutchman,” the incendiary 1964 play by LeRoi Jones, proximity breeds anger, then danger, then death. The playwright, who would change his name to Amiri Baraka and who died in January, said he wrote “Dutchman” in a single [...]

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The Huffington Post reviews The Dutchman

The subway may be an edgy experience on a good day, but the 1964 encounter between a black man and a swivel hipped white woman, at the center of LeRoi Jones' allegory, Dutchman, may terrify today's rush hour straphanger. As mounted by the consistently wonderful Classical Theater of Harlem in tandem with National Black Theater, this [...]

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