The theatre has always been a place where conceptions of race and racism have been staged, shared and perpetuated. Harvey Young introduces key ideas about race, before tracing its relationship with theatre and performance - from Ancient Athens to the present day.
About the Author
Harvey Youngis Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Northwestern University, USA. He is the author of Embodying Black Experience, editor of The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre and co-editor of Performance in the Borderlands and Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun: Four New Plays.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface.- 1. Race as Theatre.- 2. Racializing the Other in.- the Classical Era.- 3. Cultural Anxieties in the Elizabethan Period.- 4. Blackface.- 5. Other Faces.- 6. Colorblind and Color Conscious Casting.- 7. Conclusion: Post-race Theatre.- Further.- Reading.- Index.- Acknowledgements.
What People are Saying About This
An enjoyable book that is easy to follow and offers an interesting, jargon-free, account of a wide range of complex issues.' - Lynette Goddard, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK