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Title African-American performance and theater history : a critical reader / edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr., David Krasner.

Imprint Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    792.08996 AFR    Available
Description xiv, 367 p. : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-356) and index.
Contents The device of race: an introduction / Harry J. Elam, Jr. -- Uncle Tom's women / Judith Williams -- Political radicalism and artistic innovation in the works of Lorraine Hansberry / Margaret B. Wilkerson -- The Black arts movement: performance, neo-orality, and the destruction of the "white thing" / Mike Sell -- Beyond a liberal audience / William Sonnega -- Deep skin: reconstructing Congo Square / Joseph R. Roach -- "Calling on the Spirit": the performativity of Black women's faith in the Baptist church spiritual traditions and its radical possibilities for resistance / Telia U. Anderson -- The chitlin circuit / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Audience and Africanisms in August Wilson's dramaturgy: a case study / Sandra G. Shannon -- Black minstrelsy and double inversion, circa 1890 / Annemarie Bean -- Black Salome: exoticism, dance, and racial myths / David Krasner -- Uh tiny land mass just outside of my vocabulary: expression of creative nomadism and contemporary African American playwrights / Kimberly D. Dixon -- Attending Walt Whitman High: the lessons of Pomo Afro Homos' Dark fruit / Jay Plum -- Acting out miscegenation / Diana R. Paulin -- Birmingham's Federal Theater Project Negro Unit: the administration of race / Tina Redd -- The Black performer and the performance of blackness: The escape; or, A leap to freedom by William Wells Brown and No place to be somebody by Charles Gordone / Harry J. Elam, Jr. -- The costs of re-membering: what's at stake in Gayl Jone's Corregidora / Christina E. Sharpe -- African American theater: the state of the profession, past, present, and future / roundtable discussion edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr., and David Krasner -- Afterword: change is coming / David Krasner.
Subject African American theater.
American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Added Author Elam, Harry Justin.
Krasner, David, 1952-
ISBN 0195127242 (alk. paper)
0195127250 (pbk.) : $45.00

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