A history of African American theatre (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
A history of African American theatre Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A history of African American theatre

Author: Errol Hill; James V Hatch
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010. ©2003
Series: Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Third printing, 2010View all editions and formats
Summary:
This definitive history of African-American theatre embraces companies from across the U.S., as well as the anglophone Caribbean and African-American companies touring Europe, Australia and Africa. Representing a catholicity of styles, from African ritual to European forms, amateur to professional, and political nationalism to integration, the volume covers all aspects of performance. It includes minstrel,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Hill; James V Hatch
ISBN: 9780521624435 0521624436 9780521624725 052162472X
OCLC Number: 915960210
Notes: Originally published: 2003. First paperback edition 2005.
Awards: Winner of Theatre Library Association's George Freedley Memorial Award 2003
Winner of Outstanding Academic Title 2005
Winner of Barnard Hewitt Award.
Description: xxiv, 608 : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Slavery and conquest : background to black theatre --
2. The African theatre to 'Uncle Tom's cabin' --
3. The Civil War to 'The creole show' --
4. American minstrelsy in black and white --
5. New vistas : plays, spectacles, musicals, and opera --
6. The struggle continues --
7. The Harlem renaissance --
8. Educational theatre --
9. The Caribbean connection --
10. The Great Depression and federal theatre --
11. Creeping toward integration --
12. From Hansberry to Shange --
13. The millennium.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama, 18.
Responsibility: Errol G. Hill and James V. Hatch.
More information:

Abstract:

This is the story of African-American performance and theatre from slavery to the present. Its breadth and vitality - from the individual performance to large-scale company productions, from  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'The complete historical reference for the African American theatre lover.' Family Digest Magazine 'Though many mourn the recent loss of Errol Hill, he and Hatch leave a lasting legacy with his Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.