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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
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...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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.
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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...


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'The complete historical reference for the African American theatre lover.'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...

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