Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Hardback Book


This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater reflects the rich history and representation of the black aesthetic and the significance of African American theater's history, fleeting present, and promise to the future.

It celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States and the thousands of black theater artists across the country-identifying representative black theaters, playwrights, plays, actors, directors, and designers and chronicling their contributions to the field from the birth of black theater in 1816 to the present. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.

This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know and more about African American Theater.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 754 pages, 26 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9781538117286

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