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The first Black actors on the great white way, Susan Curtis

Label
The first Black actors on the great white way
Title
The first Black actors on the great white way
Statement of responsibility
Susan Curtis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On April 5, 1917, Three Plays for a Negro Theater by Ridgely Torrence opened at the Garden Theatre in New York City. This performance was a monumental event in American stage history. Not only was this the first dramatic production to portray African American life beyond the cliche, it was also the first production on Broadway to feature an all-black cast. The morning after the three plays were performed, newspapers were filled with praise for the cast, crew, and playwright. Despite such early critical acclaim, Three Plays for a Negro Theater closed before the end of the month and received little attention thereafter
  • Why was a nation, so fascinated with firsts, able to forget these black actors and this production so quickly? It is this question that Susan Curtis addresses in The First Black Actors on the Great White Way. Set against the backdrop of transforming theater conventions in the early 1900s and the war in 1917, this important study relates the stories of the actors, stage artists, critics, and many others - black and white - involved in this groudbreaking production. Curtis explores in great depth both the progress in race relations that led to this production and the multifaceted reasons for its quick demise
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Susan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2270.A35
LC item number
C87 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American theater
  • African American actors
  • African American actors
  • African American actors
  • African American theater
  • Schauspieler
  • New York (State)
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
The first Black actors on the great white way, Susan Curtis
Link
https://archive.org/details/firstblackactors00curt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259- 267) 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
  • Opening night and the morning after
  • The road to Broadway
  • White artists behind the scenes
  • New movement, old prejudices
  • The talk of the town
  • Timing is everything
  • Forgetting to remember
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780826211958
Lccn
98027203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39556256
  • (OCoLC)ocm39556256
Label
The first Black actors on the great white way, Susan Curtis
Link
https://archive.org/details/firstblackactors00curt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259- 267) 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
  • Opening night and the morning after
  • The road to Broadway
  • White artists behind the scenes
  • New movement, old prejudices
  • The talk of the town
  • Timing is everything
  • Forgetting to remember
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780826211958
Lccn
98027203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39556256
  • (OCoLC)ocm39556256

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