African American Performance and Theater History: A Critical by Harry J. Elam

By Harry J. Elam

African-American functionality and Theatre background is an anthology of serious writings that explores the intersections of race, theater, and function in the United States. Assembled by way of revered students in black theater and composed of essays from said professionals within the box (Joseph Roach and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. between other), this quantity is prepared into 4 sections consultant of the methods black theater, drama, and function prior and current engage and enact non-stop social, cultural, and political dialogues. the idea at the back of the ebook is that interpreting African-American theater and function traditions bargains perception into how race has operated and maintains to function in American society. the single one-volume choice of its sort, this quantity is probably going to develop into the relevant reference for these learning black theater.

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Chloe’s concern for her husband, the father of her children, can certainly be read as that of a nurturer but also as that of a woman connected by a sexual relationship to her man. And, although she takes great care to accommodate the young master,George 32 Social Protest and the Politics of Representation Shelby, it is clear at the outset that Chloe’s primary concern is her husband, Uncle Tom. As Stowe presents her, Aunt Chloe’s mothering of her own children may be questionable, but her loyalty to her mate is not.

See W. T. : Wesleyan University Press, 1996); and Dale Cockrell, Demons of Disorder (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997). 17. ” in Questions of Cultural Identity, ed. Stuart Hall and Paul du Gay (London: Sage, 1996), 4. 18. These questions are appropriated from Eve Sedgwick and Andrew Parker, “Introduction,” Performance and Performativity (New York: Routledge, 1995), 1. 19. See Peggy Phelan, Unmarked: ThePoliticsofPerformance(NewYork:Routledge, 1993). 20. , “The Chitlin Circuit,” New Yorker (3 Feb.

17. ” in Questions of Cultural Identity, ed. Stuart Hall and Paul du Gay (London: Sage, 1996), 4. 18. These questions are appropriated from Eve Sedgwick and Andrew Parker, “Introduction,” Performance and Performativity (New York: Routledge, 1995), 1. 19. See Peggy Phelan, Unmarked: ThePoliticsofPerformance(NewYork:Routledge, 1993). 20. , “The Chitlin Circuit,” New Yorker (3 Feb. 1997): 44– 55 (reprinted as chap. ). 16 African American Performance and Theater History “ “ Part I Social Protest and the Politics of Representation This page intentionally left blank 1 Uncle Tom’s Women ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ judith williams In an anthology dedicated to African American theater history, perhaps it seems odd to consider dramatizations of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the abolitionist novel written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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