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The Cambridge companion to African American theatre

Author: Harvey Young
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of African American theatre, from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Along the way, it chronicles the evolution of African American theatre and its engagement with the wider community, including discussions of slave rebellions on the national stage, African Americans on Broadway, the Harlem Renaissance, African American women dramatists, and the 'New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Young
ISBN: 9781107017122 1107017122 9781107602755 1107602750
OCLC Number: 794640272
Awards: Winner of Association for Theatre in Higher Education Outstanding Book Award 2014.
Description: xix, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Harvey Young --
1. Slavery, performance, and the design of African American theatre / Douglas A. Jones, Jr. --
2. Slave rebellions on the national stage / Heather Nathans --
3. Early Black Americans on Broadway / Monica White Ndounou --
4. Drama in the Harlem Renaissance / Soyica Diggs Colbert --
5. The Negro little theatre movement / Jonathan Shandell --
6. African American women dramatists, 1930-1960 / Adrienne Macki Braconi --
7. Amiri Baraka and the Black arts movement / Aimee Zygmonski --
8. Fragmented musicals and 1970s soul aesthetic / Samuel O'Connell --
9. Spectacles of whiteness from Adrienne Kennedy to Suzan-Lori Parks / Faedra Chatard Carpenter --
10. African American performance and community engagement / Nadine George-Graves --
11. Women playwrights who cross cultural borders / Sandra G. Shannon --
12. African diaspora drama / Sandra L. Richards --
13. Black theatre in the age of Obama / Harry J. Elam, Jr.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Harvey Young.

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