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Profiles of African American Stage Performers and Theatre People, 1816-1960
     

Profiles of African American Stage Performers and Theatre People, 1816-1960

by Bernard L. Peterson
 

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A directory of over 500 African American performers and theater people who have made a significant contribution to the American stage from the second decade of the 19th century to the beginning of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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A directory of over 500 African American performers and theater people who have made a significant contribution to the American stage from the second decade of the 19th century to the beginning of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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Chronicles the careers of some 760 African Americans in the theater, including playwrights, actors, choreographers, dancers, composers, agents, comedians, and minstrel and vaudeville players. Detailed coverage is given to 340 of them, with information on the rest included in two appendices. Famous performers such as Bert Williams, Florence Mills, Ossie Davis, Paul Robeson, and Josephine Baker are profiled, as well as many of the nineteenth century who are nearly forgotten today. The author, now deceased, was an actor, director, and professor of English and Drama of Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313065033
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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BERNARD L. PETERSON, JR. is Professor Emeritus of English and Drama at Elizabeth City State University. He is the author of Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays (Greenwood, 1988), Early Black American Playwrights and Dramatic Writers (Greenwood, 1990), A Century of Musicals in Black and White (Greenwood, 1993), and The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960 (Greenwood, 1997).

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