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Author Dickerson, Glenda, author.

Title African American theater [Axis 360 electronic resource] : a cultural companion / Glenda Dicker/sun.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2008.
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 210 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index.
Summary This book will shine a new light on the culture that has historically nurtured and inspired black theater. Functioning as an interactive guide it takes the reader on a journey to discover how social realities impacted the plays that dramatists wrote and produced.
Contents Introduction : a journey with the people who forgot how to Fly -- 1. The people who could fly : slavery, stereotypes, minstrelsy, and myth -- 2. A leap for freedom : the anti-slavery movement -- 3. We are climbing Jacob's ladder : progressing and migrating -- 4. The Harlem Renaissance : a sunburst something like spiritual emancipation -- 5. War stories : buffalo soldiers, black bird men, and the bloods -- 6. Sitting down, sitting in, and standing up : the Black freedom movement -- 7. Black is beautiful : protest and performance -- 8. Conversations : a second generation takes center stage -- 9. A presence of ancestry : I believe I can fly.
Subject Black theater -- United States -- History.
Theater and society -- United States.
African Americans in the performing arts.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Dickerson, Glenda. African American theater 9780745634425 (DLC) 2008300323 (OCoLC)213446546
ISBN 9780745674803 (electronic bk.)
0745674801 (electronic bk.)
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