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Author Krasner, David, 1952-

Title A beautiful pageant : African American theatre, drama, and performance in the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1927 / David Krasner.

Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    812.52 KRA    Available
Edition 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. ed.
Description xii, 370 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-355) and index.
Contents African American performance in the Harlem renaissance -- PART I. 1910-1918 -- Men in black and white: race and masculinity in the heavyweight title fight of 1910 -- Exoticism, dance, and racial myths: modern dance and the class divide in the choreography of Aida Overton Walker and Ethel Waters -- "Pageant is the thing": black nationalism and The star of Ethiopia -- PART II. BLACK DRAMA -- Walter Benjamin and the lynching play: mourning and allegory in Angelina Weld Grimké's Rachel -- Migration, fragmentation, and identity: Zora Neale Hurston's Color struck and the geography of the Harlem renaissance -- Wages of culture: Alain Locke and the folk dramas of Georgia Douglas Johnson and Willis Richardson -- PART III. 1918-1927 -- "In the whirlwind and the storm": Marcus Garvey and the performance of black nationalism -- Whose role is it, anyway?: Charles Gilpin and the Harlem renaissance -- "What constitutes a race drama and how may we know it when we find it?": the little theatre movement and the black public sphere -- Shuffle along and the quest for nostalgia: black musicals of the 1920s -- Conclusion: End of "butter side up."
Subject American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans in the performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
American drama -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Intellectual life.
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
African Americans in literature.
Harlem Renaissance.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life.
ISBN 1403965412 (pbk.) : $19.95

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