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Title:
The Theatre of Black Americans : a collection of critical essays
Author:
Hill, Errol.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Applause, [1987]

©1987
Physical Description:
viii, 363 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Roots and rituals -- The image makers -- The presenters -- The participators.
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ISBN:
9780936839271
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN2270.A35 T48 1987 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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(Applause Books). From the origins of the Negro spiritual and the birth of the Harlem Renaissance to the emergence of a national black theatre movement, The Theatre of Black Americans offers a penetrating look at a black art form that has exploded into an American cultural institution. Among the essays: James Hatch Some African Influences on the Afro-American Theatre; Shelby Steele Notes on Ritual in the New Black Theatre; Sister M. Francesca Thompson OSF The Lafayette Players; Ronald Ross The Role of Blacks in the Federal Theatre.


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