Author: E. L. Doctorow
(Father) has an emotional state that resembles an immigrant. His social and economic status remain irrelevant, he appears lost at many times and he as well never attains a profound self-knowledge. Father also represents the traditional norm of the late nineteenth century in America.
(Mother's Young Brother) is a young, idealistic man with little direction in life. He feels as if he has a purpose in life when he joins Coalhouse's group of revolutionaries.
(Coalhouse Walker) , black musician, provides insight to race relations in the turn of America. He represents all African Americans who challenge the expectations many whites have of them. His character soon becomes the angry black male as he begins to be violent to resolve his feelings toward society.
The Ragtime play is based on the book by E. L. Doctorow. The first date that the play was held on was January 18, 1998. It ran for two years closing on January 16, 2000 with a performance number of 834. The production was conducted by David Loud.
Ragtime (film) is a 1981 American film produced by Milos Forman. The film was nominated for eight Oscars. The film contains characters played by popular actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Pat O'Brien and Donald O'Connor.
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