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Title:
Directory of blacks in the performing arts
Author:
Mapp, Edward.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
xvii, 594 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810822221
Format :
Book

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PN1590.B53 M3 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music
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PN1590.B53 M3 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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PN1590.B53 M3 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

A single-volume ready reference source on some 1,100 black performing artists in film, television, theatre, dance, and musical performance.


Author Notes

Edward Mapp is Professor of Speech, Communications, & Theatre Arts at Borough of Manhattan Community College and a member of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. He is an active member of the Black Filmmakers Foundation and AUDELCO, organizations devoted to recognizing the achievements of the black performing artist.


Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

The second edition of this useful reference book, first published in 1978 (LJ 9/15/78), adds 300 new entries and brings former entries up to date for a total of 1100 performers, as well as playwrights, composers, directors, and others affiliated with the performing arts. The entries include blacks both living and dead, and for the firt time, black musical groups as well as individuals are included. Using the same format as the first edition, this lists entries alphabetically, with a classified index by field of endeavor. Film, record, television, and theater credits, as well as other known facts, are noted in a cursory fashion. Despite the limited data, this is probably the most complete reference of its type for both current and past performers.-- Marcia L. Perry, Berkshire Athe naeum, Pittsfield, Mass. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

The review for this title will appear for the present only in the printed version of CHOICE. -D. C. Dickinson, University of Arizona