A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans

A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans

by Bernard L. Peterson
     
 

This comprehensive reference book provides succinct information on almost thirteen hundred musical stage works written and produced from the 1870s to the 1990s involving contributions by black librettists, lyricists, composers, musicians, producers, or performers or containing thematic materials relevant to the black experience. Organized alphabetically, they

See more details below

Overview

This comprehensive reference book provides succinct information on almost thirteen hundred musical stage works written and produced from the 1870s to the 1990s involving contributions by black librettists, lyricists, composers, musicians, producers, or performers or containing thematic materials relevant to the black experience. Organized alphabetically, they include tent and outdoor shows, vaudeville, operas and operettas, comedies, farces, spectacles, revues, cabaret and nightclub shows, children's musicals, skits, one-act musicals, one-person shows, and even a musical without songs. In addition to the hundreds of shows independently created, produced, and performed by black writers and theatrical artists, it presents hundreds more representing a collaboration of black and white talents. An appendix organizes the shows chronologically and highlights those that were most significant in the history of the black American musical stage. An extensive bibliography and indexes of names, songs, and subjects complete the work.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313266577
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1993
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

BERNARD L. PETERSON, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of English and Drama at Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Symbols

Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works

Information Sources

Name Index

Song Index

General Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >