Category: Musical Theater

Musical Theater by Sidnee Salter

Musical Theater Post by Sidnee Salter African Americans were involved in Musical Theater as early as the late 1800s. However, their roles in the theatrical pieces were often embarrassing and condescending roles. The goal of

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Musical Theater

MUSICAL THEATER:THE WIZ African Americans and Musical Theater Before African Americans were allowed on broadway they were portrayed by white performers through coons songs and blackface. Will Marion Cook and Bob Cole brought black written

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

MUSICAL THEATER Musical theater in African American communities can be traced back to minstrel shows. Minstrel shows were series of songs and dances performed by both black and whites. These shows degraded and humiliated the

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Musical Theater Post

Musical Theater The origin of African American Musical Theatre dates back to the 1830s with the very first minstrel shows taking place. By the 1890s Coon Songs and Black Face were popular parts of society

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater A genre of drama in which singing and dancing are the most essential parts to telling the story. Musical theater began in Greece about 2.5 thousand years ago but was known as stage

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater Musical Theater began in the African-American community until the late 1890’s. Before this many images of black people in musical theater and plays were stereotyped and discriminatory. Typically portraying African Americans in a

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Musical Theatre

Playbill Musical Theatre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JOY5dJcTTc The picture depicted of African-Americans on Broadway before the late 1890s was a “outside perspective of black life created by European-American performers.” Stereotyped” coon songs “were popular, and blackface was used very

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We Ain’t Misbehavin’ in Musical Theater

We Ain’t Misbehavin : Musical Theater Ain’t Misbehavin is a Musical Theater masterpiece from 1978. This masterpiece is dedicated to Harlem Renissance’s Black musicians from the time period between the 1920s to the 1930s. During

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black musical theater

Black Musical Theater has its roots in minstrel shows, going back even as early as the 1840s. Some black slaves were promised freedom if they performed in these shows. For others, this was the only

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Musical Theater: A New Era

Black people throughout American history have faced discrimination in every aspect of their lives. Through social entertainment in the late 19th century and early 20th century called Menstrual shows, blacks were depicted as “creatures”. They

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