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The Resource Radical Black theatre in the New Deal, Kate Dossett

Radical Black theatre in the New Deal, Kate Dossett

Label
Radical Black theatre in the New Deal
Title
Radical Black theatre in the New Deal
Statement of responsibility
Kate Dossett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1935 and 1939, the United States government paid out-of-work artists to write, act, and stage theatre as part of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), a New Deal job relief program. In segregated 'Negro Units' set up under the FTP, African American artists took on theatre work usually reserved for whites, staged black versions of 'white' classics, and developed radical new dramas. In this fresh history of the FTP Negro Units, Kate Dossett examines what she calls the black performance community-a broad network of actors, dramatists, audiences, critics, and community activists-who made and remade black theatre manuscripts for the Negro Units and other theatre companies from New York to Seattle"--
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Dossett, Kate
Dewey number
792.089/96073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2270.A35
LC item number
D67 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
  • African American theater
  • Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
  • African American theater
  • United States
Label
Radical Black theatre in the New Deal, Kate Dossett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaping for freedom : black theatre manuscripts and black performance communities -- Our actors may become our emancipators : race and realism in Stevedore -- They love to watch us dance : exposing the mask in black living newspapers -- Wrestling with heroes : John Henry and Bigger Thomas from page to stage -- Garveyism : communism : gender trouble : Theodore Ward's Big white fog -- Free at lass! : plays that turn out well for Harlem -- Making space -- Appendix : Black federal theatre manuscripts
Control code
1119471434
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9781469654423
Lccn
2019053418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119471434
Label
Radical Black theatre in the New Deal, Kate Dossett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaping for freedom : black theatre manuscripts and black performance communities -- Our actors may become our emancipators : race and realism in Stevedore -- They love to watch us dance : exposing the mask in black living newspapers -- Wrestling with heroes : John Henry and Bigger Thomas from page to stage -- Garveyism : communism : gender trouble : Theodore Ward's Big white fog -- Free at lass! : plays that turn out well for Harlem -- Making space -- Appendix : Black federal theatre manuscripts
Control code
1119471434
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9781469654423
Lccn
2019053418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119471434

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