The A to Z of African American Theater (The A to Z Guide Series)
The A to Z of African American Theater (The A to Z Guide Series)
Brand: Scarecrow Press

The A to Z of African American Theater (The A to Z Guide Series)

  • Publish Date: 2009-09-02
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Anthony D. Hill;Douglas Q. Barnett

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African American Theater is a vibrant and unique entity enriched by ancient Egyptian rituals, West African folklore, and European theatrical practices. A continuum of African folk traditions, it combines storytelling, mythology, rituals, music, song, and dance with ancestor worship from ancient times to the present. It afforded black artists a cultural gold mine to celebrate what it was like to be an African American in The New World.

The A to Z of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, directors, playwrights, plays, theater producing organizations, themes, locations, and theater movements and awards.


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