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Bradford, Joseph 1843-1886

Works: 4 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 238 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Manuscripts  Music  History 
Roles: Librettist, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph Bradford
African American theater( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great musical drama, "Out of Bondage" : Only colored dramatic company in the world by Joseph E Baker( Visual )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatrical advertisement for "Out of Bondage," an 1876 musical tracing African American life from slavery through emancipation and freedom. Illustration depicts five African American men and women seated or standing around a kitchen table watching a young woman dance. "Out of Bondage" is credited with being the first African American musical comedy. Written in 1876 by Joseph Bradford and adapted by Samuel B. Hyers, the play was performed by the Hyers Sisters Combination, Sam Lucas, Dan Lewis, and others. The Hyers Sisters performed "Out of Bondage throughout the United States until the mid-1890s. This advertisement was probably printed for the performance at the Boston Theatre during the week of August 20th-25th 1877. The Hyers Sisters Combination, variously known as the Hyers Sisters' Concert Company or the Hyers Sisters' Negro Operatic and Dramatic Company, was the sister team of Anna Madah and Emma Louise Hyers of San Francisco; Samuel B. Hyers was their father and manager
Our bachelors by J Bradford( )

1 edition published in 1878 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The romance of a hammock : as recited by Mr. Gus Williams in One of the finest by Joseph Bradford( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.52 for African Am ... to 0.89 for Our bachel ...)

Alternative Names
Hunter, William Randolph, 1843-1886

Joseph Bradford (American playwright) Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1843-1886)

Joseph Bradford dramaturge américain