HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Dusky Maidens: The Odyssey of the Early…
Loading...

Dusky Maidens: The Odyssey of the Early Black Dramatic Actress…

by Jo A. Tanner

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
2None2,551,640NoneNone
Recently added byKaethe, CarsonSchool

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0313277176, Hardcover)

Few theatre aficionados, even theatre historians, could come up with the names of many actresses known for serious dramatic roles before the 1950s brought Ruby Dee and other stars to the fore. The road to the professional dramatic stage was not easily traveled by Black actresses, but some did make the transition from minstrels and musicals to drama beginning at the turn of the century. For the most part even those who achieved significant critical acclaim were omitted from the annals of American theatre history.

In this first study specifically on early Black actresses, Jo Tanner traces the evolution and progress of such stage pioneers, focusing especially on Anita Bush, Laura Bowman, and Abbie Mitchell, who achieved success on their own in the first three decades of the century and helped train a new generation of Black actresses while also serving as role models. In the process, Tanner uncovers racial attitudes and preconceptions of the period that forced Black actresses primarily into mammy roles. It took considerable fortitude as well as talent for these women to pave the way others would follow. Occupying a site at the confluence of theatre history, women's studies, and African American studies, this book will interest scholars and students in all these areas and will have to be taken into account by future writers chronicling American theatre history.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:31 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,147,442 books! | Top bar: Always visible