Tharbis Jefferson, the 20-year-old heroine of Jitterbug!, finally gets her monologue. The hero Billy Rhythm and the villain Herbert "Whitey" White got their monologues first to satisfy educators and acting coaches who began asking for them a few months ago to satisfy a need for material for young African- American males. So it wasn't on purpose that Tharbis is last, it just happened that way.
Like the play and the monologues, this one also comes with a glossary of period slang and historical notes to put everything in perspective. If read through Adobe Reader and depending on what version you're using, the small numbers beside a word in the script when clicked will take you to the footnote at the bottom of that page. A second click on that same number by the definition will return you to where you left off in the script. If that doesn't work, just click the back arrow at the top of the page.
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Sculpture by Mark Newman.