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History of African American Theatre

ISBN-10: 052162472X
ISBN-13: 9780521624725
Edition: 2005
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Description: Nearly two & a half centuries of African American theatre are covered in this text, which presents a comprehensive history of styles, including vaudeville, cabaret, musicals & opera. Shows by white playwrights performed by African American casts are  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 634
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Nearly two & a half centuries of African American theatre are covered in this text, which presents a comprehensive history of styles, including vaudeville, cabaret, musicals & opera. Shows by white playwrights performed by African American casts are included.

List of illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Slavery and conquest: background to black theatre
The African theatre to Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Civil War to The Creole Show
American minstrelsy in black and white
New vistas: plays, spectacles, musicals, and opera
The struggle continues
The Harlem Renaissance
Educational theatre
The Caribbean connection
The Great Depression and federal theatre
Creeping toward integration
From Hansberry to Shange
The millennium
Theatre scholarship 2002
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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