Black face, maligned race : the representation of blacks in English drama from Shakespeare to Southerne (Book, 1987) [WorldCat.org]
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Black face, maligned race : the representation of blacks in English drama from Shakespeare to Southerne

Author: Anthony Gerard Barthelemy
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author considers the influence of English political, social, and theatrical history on the depiction of black characters on the English stage from 1589 to 1695. He shows that almost without exception blackness was associated with treachery, evil, and ugliness. The first work to study the depiction of blacks in the drama of this period in a complete cultural context, this book will be informative for anyone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Gerard Barthelemy
ISBN: 080711331X 9780807113318 0807124850 9780807124857
OCLC Number: 14967340
Description: xi, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Satan's livery : Blackness and the western tradition --
Beauty's beasts : Blacks in the court masque --
Words of the sponsors : Blacks in Lord Mayors' Pageants --
Princes of darkness : Black villains on the mimetic stage --
Ethiops washed white : Moors of the nonvillainous type --
White men burdened : White Moors on the English stage.
Responsibility: Anthony Gerard Barthelemy.

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Considers the influence of English political, social, and theatrical history on the depiction of black characters on the English stage from 1589 to 1695. Anthony Barthelemy shows that almost without  Read more...

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