A Free Man of Color by John Guare
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“A 10-door farce salted with so many laughs that you won’t have time to catch your breath…[until] a terrible denouement described by Mr. Guare in language that approaches the condition of poetry…” —Wall Street Journal
Before law and order took hold, New Orleans was boisterous; before class, racial and political lines were drawn, it was a parade of beautiful women and good-looking men, flowing wine, and pleasure for the taking. At the center of this Dionysian world is Jacques Cornet, who commands the men, seduces the women, preens like a peacock, and cuts a wide swath through the city and the province. But, it is 1801 and the map of New Orleans is about to be redrawn. The Louisiana Purchase will bringView more
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