By Annemarie Bean
A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the 1st quantity to think about African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts stream of the Nineteen Sixties and the hot Black Renaissance of the 1990s.
As with all titles within the Worlds of Performance sequence, the Sourcebook comprises vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items by means of impressive students, writers and performers. It contains the performs 'Sally's Rape' by way of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' by means of Suzan-Lori Parks, and springs whole with a considerable, ancient advent via Annemarie Bean.
Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews incorporated hide subject matters such as:
* theatre at the specialist, innovative and faculty stages
* live performance dance
* neighborhood activism
* step shows
* functionality art.
Contributors comprise Annemarie Bean, Ed Bullins, Barbara Lewis, John O'Neal, Glenda Dickersun, James V. Hatch, Warren Budine Jr. and Eugene Nesmith.
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