The A to Z of African American Theater

The A to Z of African American Theater

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by 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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810870611
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/02/2009
Series:
A to Z Guide Series , #111
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
624
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Anthony D. Hill is director, administrator, and associate professor of drama at The Ohio State University. Douglas Q. Barnett is a writer, play director, producer, and founder of Black Arts/West in Seattle, Washington.

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The A to Z of African American Theater 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Superb. Dr Hill covers all key aspects of African American Theatre in this reference book.
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