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Beyond Lift every voice and sing : the culture of uplift, identity, and politics in black musical theater

Author: Paula Marie Seniors
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2009.
Series: Black performance and cultural criticism.
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Paula Marie Seniors's Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing explores the realities of African American life and history as refracted through the musical theater productions of one of the most prolific black song-writing teams of the early twentieth century. James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson, and Bob Cole combined conservative and progressive ideas in a complex and historically specific strategy for overcoming  Read more...
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Seniors, Paula Marie.
Beyond Lift every voice and sing.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)671558271
Named Person: James Weldon Johnson; J Rosamond Johnson; Bob Cole; Bob Cole; J Rosamond Johnson; James Weldon Johnson; James W Johnson; John Rosamond Johnson; Bob Cole; James Weldon Johnson; John Rosamond Johnson; Bob Cole, Komponist.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Marie Seniors
ISBN: 9780814211007 0814211003 9780814291986 0814291988
OCLC Number: 273821340
Description: xv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The origins of the Cole and Johnson musical theater team --
Cole and Johnson's social and political thought : the case of Shoo fly regiment and the Spanish-American war --
Theatrical imaginings : Cole and Johnson's The shoo fly regiment --
The red moon : the interconnections between theater and history, the black and native Americanization program at Hampton Institute --
Cole and Johnson and the Gibson Gal : gender, race and uplift.
Series Title: Black performance and cultural criticism.
Responsibility: Paula Marie Seniors.

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Paula Marie Seniors's Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing explores the realities of African American life and history as refracted through the musical theater productions of one of the most prolific black song-writing teams of the early twentieth century. James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson, and Bob Cole combined conservative and progressive ideas in a complex and historically specific strategy for overcoming racism and its effects. In Shoo Fly Regiment (1906-1908) and The Red Moon (1908-1910), theater, uplift, and politics collided as the team tried to communicate a politics of uplift, racial pride, gender equality, and interethnic coalitions. The overarching question of this study is how roles and representations in black musical theater both reflected and challenged the dominant social order. While some scholars dismiss the team as conformists, Seniors's contention is that they used the very tools of hegemony to make progressive political statements and to create a distinctly black theater informed by black politics, history, and culture. These men were writers, musicians, actors, and vaudevillians who strove to change the perception of African Americans on stage from one of minstrelsy buffoonery to one of dignity and professionalism [Publisher description].

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