A Beautiful Pageant (Innbundet)

African American Theatre, Drama and Performance in the Harlem Renaissance

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2002
Antall sider: 382
Forlag: St Martin's Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780312295905
Kategori: Musikk
Omtale: A Beautiful Pageant
The Harlem Renaissance was an unprecedented period of vitality in the American Arts. Defined as the years between 1910 and 1927, it was the time when Harlem came alive with theater, drama, sports, dance and politics. Looking at events as diverse as the prizefight between Jack Johnson and Jim 'White Hope' Jeffries, the choreography of Aida Walker and Ethel Waters, the writing of Zora Neale Hurston and the musicals of the period, Krasner paints a vibrant portrait of those years. This was the time when the residents of northern Manhattan were leading their downtown counterparts at the vanguard of artistic ferment while at the same time playing a pivotal role in the evolution of Black nationalism. This is a thrilling piece of work by an author who has been working towards this major opus for years now. It will become a classic that will stay on the American history and theater shelves for years to come.

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