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Introduction: Performing Objects

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction begins with a brief discussion of Lorraine O’Grady’s Mlle Bourgeoise Noire to discuss the risks and rewards of becoming the subject and object of art. It delineates the three key ... 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


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


They Love to Watch Us Dance: Exposing the Mask in Black Living Newspapers

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/9781469654423.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

The evolving relationship between Black performers, and white and Black spectators, is central to the story of Black federal theatre. Chapter 2 examines what happens when Black performance and white ... More


The Mills Brothers, Animators of the Unseen Stage

Jacob Smith

in Media Ventriloquism: How Audiovisual Technologies Transform the Voice-Body Relationship

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197563625
eISBN:
9780197563663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563625.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Mills Brothers were a vocal quartet who rose to fame in the 1930s with a distinctive vocal style that featured group harmonies, the imitation of musical instruments, and the incorporation of ... More


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