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Wrestling with Heroes: John Henry and Bigger Thomas from Page to Stage

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/9781469654423.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter and Chapters 4 and 5 consider how African Americans debated and dramatized the Black hero in Federal Theatre dramas. Chapter 3 focuses on the variant manuscripts of Theodore Browne’s ... More


The Theater

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0028
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Negro theater in Illinois. In May 1877, a Negro troupe played Out of Bondage in Chicago, and the Daily Inter Ocean described the performance as “one of the very best ... More


“Blacklisted”

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's freedom had a price. He and virtually all of Red Hollywood were now “blacklisted,” barred from the industry they had helped to construct. Lawson entered the netherworld of the ... More


Jacob’s Pillar

Paul A. Scolieri

in Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199331062
eISBN:
9780190050580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199331062.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter focuses on Ted Shawn’s role in the development of Jacob’s Pillow from a summer dance training camp into an internationally renowned dance school and festival. Through Shawn’s wartime ... More


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