66) While these productions did not originally draw upon the tradition of American blackface minstrelsy
, in different historical and geographical contexts, these productions could acquire new meanings and referents.
Smith (musicology/ethnomusicology, Texas Tech University School of Music) constructs a portrait of the multiethnic nineteenth-century America that produced blackface minstrelsy
as seen through the eyes of William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), a musician and artist who lived in New York's Lower East Side.
While still working in the area of African American fiction, Chapter 3, "Jim Too: Black Blackface Minstrelsy
in Wesley Brown's Darktomn Strutters and Spike Lee's Bantboozled," shifts its focus to film.
Tracking the performance and reception histories of a variety of widely popular and highly influential theatrical events--including Edwin Forrest's career-defining performance as the title character in Metamora; the long-standing influence of James Kirke Paulding's The Lion of the West; the connection between blackface minstrelsy
and cliches about the frontier; and frontier-themed works by Dion Boucicault, Joaquin Miller, and Augustin Daly--Rebhorn's Pioneer Performance offers a much-needed analysis of how the twin paths of frontier and theatrical history intersected over the course of the nineteenth century.
the very foundation of blackface minstrelsy
is based on whites
WAS THE first distinctly American theatrical form, taking shape around 1840.
4) As amateur theatre flourished in the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century, however, blackface minstrelsy
became a significant part of amateur performance.
This article explores the role of blackface minstrelsy
within German culture at the turn of the twentieth century.
To this end, the book's four body chapters chronologically examine four "historical flashpoints": competing and conflicting representations of Crispus Attucks, black abolitionism in the 1830s, blackface minstrelsy
in the 1850s, and present-day artistic responses to race and racism in the antebellum South.
Vic Gammon traces it from the eighteenth-century stage, through vaudeville and blackface minstrelsy
, commercial recordings of the 1920s, up to its modern manifestations.
As Eric Lott noted in his study, Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy
and the American Working Class (1993), the earliest historians of minstrelsy "assum[ed] .
Teachers interested in pursuing questions about the cultural position of poetry may find Paula Bennett's essay on the poetry of mill workers and the songs of blackface minstrelsy
Topics scheduled to be covered in the seminar will include immigration, blackface minstrelsy
, plantation song, Yellow Journalism, 19th century American painting, Stephen Foster, Buffalo Bill, The Song of Hiawatha, the slave trade, and the Indian Wars.
Dealing with the fraught reception of blackface minstrelsy
in contemporary American society, we might do well to leave Shakespeare behind.
The essay will argue that media commentaries, reacting to prompts by Obama's adversaries, called upon images and embedded notions of blackness and Black people that were rooted in antiquated racial and gendered ideologies that were in turn, informed by the antebellum and postbellum history of American blackface minstrelsy