9-20 - 1. About Us 2. By Us 3. For Us 4. Near Us e. Harlem...

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Theatre 9/20/07 African American Theatre I. The Destruction of History? a. 1619 – 1 st African Slave Arrives In Virginia i. US Built On Slavery b. 1850 – The 2 nd Fugitive Slave Act i. If you don’t arrest a slave, you’re fined $1,000 c. 1857 – Dred Scott Decision i. Supreme Court Decision 1. Instead of punishing a black man for living in the North, they throw out the case since he isn’t a citizen because he is a black man d. 1861-1865 Civil War e. 1863 – Emancipation Proclamation II. Early African American Performance a. Music of Resistance b. The “Struggle To Remember” c. Integration of African and American Cultures i. Religion 1. Converted to Christianity ii. Resistance III. Early Landmarks In African American Theatre a. African Grove Theatre (1821) b. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) c. Minstrel Shows (1830’s- Early 1900’s) i. Based on Stereotypes ii. Burnt Cork Mask 1. Creating a Black Face d. W.E.B. Dubois i. “The plays of a real Negro theatre must be…
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Unformatted text preview: 1. About Us 2. By Us 3. For Us 4. Near Us e. Harlem Renaissance f. Breaking Into Broadway i. Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) 1. Writer and Activist 2. “A Raisin In The Sun” (1959) ii. IV. Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) (1934-???) a. 1960’s Violent Movement Leader and Writer i. Malcolm X Follower b. Dutchman (1964) c. The Revolutionary Theatre (1965) i. The Revolutionary Theatre must Accuse and Attack… Because it is a theatre of victims.” V. Negro Ensemble Company (1967) a. Douglas Turner Ward (1930-???) b. Premier Independent African American Theatre VI. Contemporary African American Drama a. Anna Deavere Smith b. Ntozake Shange c. Suzan Lori Parks d. August Wilson i. Celebrates Collective Cultural Memory of Africa ii. Cycle of Plays 1. Each Play is a decade from the 20 th Century a. Fences (1985) b. Piano Lesson (1987) c. 8 More After This...
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