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Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal

Kate Dossett

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654423
eISBN:
9781469654447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654423.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Between 1935 and 1939, the United States government paid out-of-work artists to write, act, and stage theatre as part of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), a New Deal job relief program. In ... More


Introduction: Leaping for Freedom: Black Theatre Manuscripts and Black Performance Communities

Kate Dossett

in Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654423
eISBN:
9781469654447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654423.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

The introduction explores the significance of Black theatre manuscripts for histories of the Federal Theatre Project, Black literary heritage and the Radical Black tradition. Black theatre ... More


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