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Performing blackness on English stages, 1500-1800

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digital reprintView all editions and formats
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Performing Blackness on English Stages, 1500-1800 examines the dynamics of blackface performance by English actors from the cycle plays of the early sixteenth century, through Shakespeare's Aaron and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Mason Vaughan
ISBN: 9780521845847 052184584X 9780521102261 052110226X
OCLC Number: 488953188
Notes: Originally published: 2005
Includes index
Description: 190 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Preliminaries; 2. Patterns of blackness; 3. Talking devils; 4. Kings and queens; 5. Bedtricksters; 6. Shakespeare's Moor of Venice; 7. Europeans disguised as Moors; 8. Avenging villains; 9. Royal slaves; Afterthoughts.
Responsibility: Virginia Mason Vaughan

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