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Jun272014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Paul Laurence Dunbar, June 27

June 27, 2014 

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

 

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Downtown, Main Street, Highlands NC

Passersby are invited to chose from writings by this American poet, novelist and lyricist. The selection will then be read to them.

In addition to his many volumes of poetry and his novels, Dunbar wrote the lyrics for the first all African-American musical on Broadway: “In Dahomey” in 1903. It was one of the most successful musical comedies of its era and toured the US for 4 years.

 

 

More information about Paul Laurence Dunbar can be found at these links from Wikipedia and The Poetry Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,-
When he beats his bars and would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings-
I know why the caged bird sings!

 

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