January 28th outline - AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES 225 Intro. to...

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1 AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES 225 Intro. to African American Dramatic Literature Monday, January 28, 2008 The following are people whom I’m assuming you already know something about. If not, I strongly suggest that you do an quick internet search and read a brief biography of them. I also encourage you to do some internet searches on the other people whose names are listed here. W.E.B. Du Bois Booker T. Washington I. Historical Overview: a. African Grove Theater/William A. Brown (c.1780s-d?) b. African American Shakespearean actors: 1. James Hewlett 2. Ira Aldridge : (b.c1805-d.1867) c. Blackface Minstrelsy 1.Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice performs in what comes to be called “blackface.” "Come listen all you galls and boys, I'm going to sing a little song, My name is Jim Crow. Weel about and turn about and do jis so, Eb'ry time I weel about I jump Jim Crow." 2. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and Tom Shows II. African American Playwrights/late 19 th Century/early 20 th century a. William Wells Brown
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course AFRO AMER 225 taught by Professor Adell during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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