The Mountaintop and the Trope of Religion, Spirituality and Consciousness in African American Theater
This paper examines the trope of religion; spirituality and consciousness in the hit play, The Mountaintop (2009) by Katori Hall. In this popular work, on the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s tragic assassination, the playwright reimagines the Angel of Death and how individuals who fight for justice, daily battle with fear, responsibility and the precariousness of life.
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