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A documentary history of the African Theatre

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Published by Northwestern University Press in Evanston, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (State),
  • New York
    • Subjects:
    • African Theatre (Theater group) -- History.,
    • African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-249) and index.

      StatementGeorge A. Thompson Jr.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2297.A43 T46 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 253 p. :
      Number of Pages253
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL361313M
      ISBN 100810114615
      LC Control Number98021437


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George Thompson has compiled a fascinating documentary history of the African Theatre, the first all-black theater company in the United States.

Thompson has researched and systematically documented all available facts about the company: its members, productions, playhouses, length of operation, types of audiences, and the reasons for its s: 0.

George A. Thompson, Jr. A Documentary History of the African Theater. Evanston: Northwestern UP, pp. $ For more than years theatre folk have known of the existence in New York City of the African Theatre established by Mr. Brown, a.

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