The Resource The African American theatrical body : reception, performance, and the stage, Soyica Diggs Colbert

The African American theatrical body : reception, performance, and the stage, Soyica Diggs Colbert

Label
The African American theatrical body : reception, performance, and the stage
Title
The African American theatrical body
Title remainder
reception, performance, and the stage
Statement of responsibility
Soyica Diggs Colbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Presenting an innovative approach to performance studies and literary history, Soyica Colbert argues for the centrality of black performance traditions to African American literature, including preaching, dancing, blues and gospel, and theatre itself, showing how these performance traditions create the 'performative ground' of African American literary texts. Across a century of literary production using the physical space of the theatre and the discursive space of the page, W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, August Wilson and others deploy performances to re-situate black people in time and space. The study examines African American plays past and present, including A Raisin in the Sun, Blues for Mister Charlie and Joe Turner's Come and Gone, demonstrating how African American dramatists stage black performances in their plays as acts of recuperation and restoration, creating sites that have the potential to repair the damage caused by slavery and its aftermath"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colbert, Soyica Diggs
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
C54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Drama
  • Performance (Künste)
  • Schwarze
  • Literatur
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Motiv (Literatur)
  • Darstellende Kunst
  • Drama
  • Gospelsong
  • Predigt
  • Drama
  • Performance (Künste)
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • USA
  • Schwarze
  • Afrikaner
  • USA
Label
The African American theatrical body : reception, performance, and the stage, Soyica Diggs Colbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-317) 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
Machine generated contents note: Overture: rites that render repairing: Suzan-Lori Parks' The America Play; 1. Repetition/reproduction: the DNA of black expressive culture: Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; 2. Recuperating black diasporic history: W. E. B. Du Bois' The Star of Ethiopia; 3. Re-enacting the Harlem Renaissance: Zora Neale Hurston's Color Struck; 4. Resisting shame, offering praise and worship: Langston Hughes's Tambourines to Glory; 5. Resisting death: the blues bravado of a ghost: James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie; 6. Rituals of repair: August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone; 7. Reconstitution: Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog; Epilogue: Black movements: Tarell Alvin McCraney's In the Red and Brown Water; Bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 329 p.
Isbn
9781107014381
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011019696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726695799
  • (OCoLC)ocn726695799
Label
The African American theatrical body : reception, performance, and the stage, Soyica Diggs Colbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-317) 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
Machine generated contents note: Overture: rites that render repairing: Suzan-Lori Parks' The America Play; 1. Repetition/reproduction: the DNA of black expressive culture: Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; 2. Recuperating black diasporic history: W. E. B. Du Bois' The Star of Ethiopia; 3. Re-enacting the Harlem Renaissance: Zora Neale Hurston's Color Struck; 4. Resisting shame, offering praise and worship: Langston Hughes's Tambourines to Glory; 5. Resisting death: the blues bravado of a ghost: James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie; 6. Rituals of repair: August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone; 7. Reconstitution: Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog; Epilogue: Black movements: Tarell Alvin McCraney's In the Red and Brown Water; Bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 329 p.
Isbn
9781107014381
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011019696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726695799
  • (OCoLC)ocn726695799

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