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The Theatre of Black AmericansItem #: HL.00314049
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Edited by Errol Hill.
A Collection of Critical Essays. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.25x8.25 inches. 384 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314049)
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From the origins of the Negro spiritual and the birth of the Harlem Renaissance to the emergence of a national black theatre movement, The Theatre of Black Americans offers a penetrating look at a black art form that has exploded into an American cultural institution. Among the essays: James Hatch - Some African Influences on the Afro-American Theatre; Shelby Steele - Notes on Ritual in the New Black Theatre; Sister M. Francesca Thompson OSF - The Lafayette Players; Ronald Ross - The Role of Blacks in the Federal Theatre.