Publisher description for A history of African American theatre / Errol G. Hill and James V. Hatch.


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This definitive history of African-American theatre embraces companies from across the U.S., as well as the anglophone Caribbean and African-American companies touring Europe, Australia and Africa. Representing a catholicity of styles, from African ritual to European forms, amateur to professional, and political nationalism to integration, the volume covers all aspects of performance. It includes minstrel, vaudeville, and cabaret acts, as well as shows written by whites that used black casts.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African American theater -- History.
American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans in the performing arts -- History.