The first Black actors on the great white way

by Curtis, Susan

Publisher: University of Missouri Press in Columbia

Written in English
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  • New York


  • African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century,
  • African American actors -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259- 267) and index.

StatementSusan Curtis.
LC ClassificationsPN2270.A35 C87 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 277 p. :
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL366723M
ISBN 10082621195X
LC Control Number98027203

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The author explores unto tedium the genesis of the first Broadway production to feature an all-black cast and wonders why it never survived along the Great White Way. “Three Plays for a Negro Theater,” written by Ridgely Torrence, produced by Emilie Hapgood, and directed by Robert Edmond Jones—all white—debuted at the Garden Theatre on April 5,   The First Black Actors On The Great White Susan Curtis.

Columbia: University of Missouri Press, ; pp. xv + $ cloth. In The First Black Actors on the Great White Way, Susan Curtis provides an account of Ridgley Torrence's Three Plays for a Negro The first Black actors on the great white way book point of her examination is the April opening of Torrence's one-act plays, The Rider of Dreams.

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The First Black Actors on the Great White Way is not simply a study of African American theater and its entrance into American culture. By focusing on a single event at a critical moment in history, Curtis offers a unique glimpse into race relations in early-twentieth-century American by: 5.

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Get this from a library. The first Black actors on the great white way. [Susan Curtis] -- On April 5,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. Her Jan. 10 debut was a major milestone on the Great White Way because the Wizard of Oz-based musical has been one of the theater community’s most successful productions for the past 15 years Author: Karu F.

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The shorthand phrase for this is "breaking the color barrier". One commonly cited example is that of Jackie Robinson, who was the first. Black playwrights, composers, and performers had been part of the Great White Way for many years, but black producers had been few and far between.

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