Representation of Slavery and the Black Character

Author: Hazel Waters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462652

Category: Drama

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While there are many studies of nineteenth-century race theories and scientific racism, the attitudes and stereotypes expressed in popular culture have rarely been examined, and then only for the latter half of the century. Theatre then was mass entertainment and these forgotten plays, hastily written, surviving only as hand-written manuscripts or cheap pamphlets, are a rich seam for the cultural historian. Mining them to discover how 'race' was viewed and how the stereotype of the black developed and degraded, sheds a fascinating light on the development of racism in English culture. In the process, this book helps to explain how a certain flexibility in attitudes towards skin colour, observable at the end of the eighteenth century, changed into the hardened jingoism of the late nineteenth. Concentrating on the period 1830 to 1860, its detailed excavation of some seventy plays makes it invaluable to the theatre historian and black studies scholar.
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Author: Rhona Justice-Malloy

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817355545

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The purpose of MATC is to unite people and organizations in their region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre.
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Slavery, Theater, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760–1850

Author: Jenna M. Gibbs

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421413388

Category: History

Page: 328

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Jenna M. Gibbs explores the world of theatrical and related print production on both sides of the Atlantic in an age of remarkable political and social change. Her deeply researched study of working-class and middling entertainment covers the period of the American Revolution through the first half of the nineteenth century, examining controversies over the place of black people in the Anglo-American moral imagination. Taking a transatlantic and nearly century-long view, Performing the Temple of Liberty draws on a wide range of performed texts as well as ephemera—broadsides, ballads, and cartoons—and traces changes in white racial attitudes. Gibbs asks how popular entertainment incorporated and helped define concepts of liberty, natural rights, the nature of blackness, and the evils of slavery while also generating widespread acceptance, in America and in Great Britain, of blackface performance as a form of racial ridicule. Readers follow the migration of theatrical texts, images, and performers between London and Philadelphia. The story is not flattering to either the United States or Great Britain. Gibbs's account demonstrates how British portrayals of Africans ran to the sympathetic and to a definition of liberty that produced slave manumission in 1833 yet reflected an increasingly racialized sense of cultural superiority. On the American stage, the treatment of blacks devolved into a denigrating, patronizing view embedded both in blackface burlesque and in the idea of "Liberty," the figure of the white goddess. Performing the Temple of Liberty will appeal to readers across disciplinary lines of history, literature, theater history, and culture studies. Scholars and students interested in slavery and abolition, British and American politics and culture, and Atlantic history will also take an interest in this provocative work.
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Slavery, Disease and Colonial Modernity

Author: Emily Senior

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108416810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Significant study of colonial Caribbean literatures in the context of the high rates of disease and death in the region.
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Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598694523


Page: 2563

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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Author: Eric Martone

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313344527

Category: Blacks

Page: 612

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This is the only multi-volume encyclopedia devoted to illuminating the history and culture of black Africans in Europe. Blacks have played a significant part in European civilization since ancient times. This encyclopedia illuminates blacks in European history, literature, and popular culture. It emphasizes the considerable scope of black influence in and contributions to European culture. The first blacks arrived in Europe as slaves and later as labourers and soldiers, and black immigrants today along with others are transforming Europe into multicultural countries. This indispensable set expands our knowledge of blacks in Western civilization. More than 350 essay entries introduce readers to the white European response to blacks in their countries, the black experiences and impact there, and the major interactions between Europe and Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States that resulted in the settling of blacks in Europe. The range of information presented is impressive, with entries on noted European political, literary, and cultural figures of black descent from ancient times to the present, major literary works that had a substantial impact on European perceptions of blacks, black holidays and festivals, the struggle for civil equality for blacks, the role and influence of blacks in contemporary European popular culture, black immigration to Europe, black European identity, and much more. Offered as well are entries on organizations that contributed to the development of black political and social rights in Europe, representations of blacks in European art and cultural symbols, and European intellectual and scientific theories on blacks. Individual entries on Britain, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Central Europe, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe include historical overviews of the presence and contributions of blacks and discussion of country's role in the African slave trade and abolition and its colonies.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

View: 3425

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Author: Robert L. Root

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers


Category: Drama

Page: 151

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Author: S. J. Wiseman

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780746307090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 113

View: 9286

Available for the first time in the United States a new series of innovative critical studies introducing writers and their contexts to a wide range of readers. Drawing upon the mast recent thinking in English studies, each book considers biographical material, examines recent criticism, includes a detailed bibliography, and offers a concise but challenging reappraisal of a writer's major work. Published in the U. K. by Northcote House in association with The British Council.
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British Black and Asian Theatres

Author: Dimple Godiwala

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 415

View: 6792

This is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on the alternatives within the mainstream for British Black and Asian Theatres. This anthology is in six parts and contains contributions by Jatinder Verma, Yvonne Brewster, Sol B River, Valerie Mason-John, and Bapsi Sidhwa.
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portraits of an African American postmodernist

Author: Bernard W. Bell

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807825860

Category: Art

Page: 281

View: 2894

Offers a collection of Clarence Major's poetry, fiction, and art, providing critical interpretations alongside each selection.
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