Tap Roots: The Early History of Tap Dancing

Tap Roots: The Early History of Tap Dancing

by Mark Knowles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786412674

ISBN-13: 9780786412679

Pub. Date: 05/20/2002

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Tracing the development of tap dancing from ancient India to the Broadway stage in 1903, when the word "Tap" was first used in publicity to describe this new American style of dance, this text separates the cultural, societal and historical events that influenced the development of Tap dancing.

Section One covers primary influences such as Irish step dancing,

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Tracing the development of tap dancing from ancient India to the Broadway stage in 1903, when the word "Tap" was first used in publicity to describe this new American style of dance, this text separates the cultural, societal and historical events that influenced the development of Tap dancing.

Section One covers primary influences such as Irish step dancing, English clog dancing and African dancing. Section Two covers theatrical influences (early theatrical developments, "Daddy" Rice, the Virginia Minstrels) and Section Three covers various other influences (Native American, German and Shaker). Also included are accounts of the people present at tap's inception and how various styles of dance were mixed to create a new art form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786412679
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Preface
Pt. IPrimary Influences
Ch. 1Irish Influences7
Ch. 2English Influences15
Ch. 3African Influences22
Ch. 4Dance in the West Indies27
Ch. 5Dance in New Orleans34
Ch. 6Dance on the Plantation38
Ch. 7Slave Religion and the Ring Shout55
Ch. 8Dispersion of African-American Dances63
Pt. IITheatrical Influences
Ch. 9Early Theatrical Developments73
Ch. 10"Daddy" Rice78
Ch. 11The King of Diamonds and Master Juba86
Ch. 12The Virginia Minstrels93
Ch. 13The Development of the Minstrel Show100
Ch. 14Black Minstrelsy and Musical Theatre117
Ch. 15Other Forms of Entertainment127
Ch. 16Vaudeville135
Ch. 17English Music Hall150
Ch. 18Women on the Stage156
Pt. IIIOther Influences
Ch. 19Indian, Gypsy, and Spanish Influences167
Ch. 20German and Shaker Influences174
Ch. 21Native American Influences182
Ch. 22American Country Dance190
Ch. 23Conclusions200
Notes211
Bibliography249
Index259

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