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Penumbra : the premier stage for African American drama

Author: Macelle Mahala
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Penumbra Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by Lou Bellamy as a venue for African American voices within the Twin Cities theatre scene and has stood at the intersection of art, culture, politics,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Macelle Mahala
ISBN: 9780816683741 0816683743 9780816683789 0816683786
OCLC Number: 841495214
Description: xvi, 203 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Beginnings --
Building a repertoire and an ensemble --
Black nativity --
Mutual reciprocity: August Wilson and Penumbra --
Black feminist performance --
Intercultural collaborations --
Maintaining a legacy --
Production history of the Penumbra Theatre Company.
Responsibility: Macelle Mahala ; foreword by Lou Bellamy.

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"Macelle Mahala's Penumbra deconstructs the knee-jerk assumption that African American theaters are limited rather than positively significant. The book's rich weave places Penumbra Theatre Company Read more...

 
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