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The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville : The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender and Class in African American Theater 1900-1940 - Nadine George-Graves

The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville

The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender and Class in African American Theater 1900-1940

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The Whitman Sisters were the highest paid act on the Negro Vaudeville Circuit, Theater Owner Booking Association (Toby), and one of the longest surviving touring companies (1899-1942). Nadine George-Graves shows that these four black women manipulated their race, gender, and class to resist hegemonic forces while achieving success. By maintaining a high-class image, they were able to challenge fictions of racial and gender identity.

...first throughly researched and intelligent account of these forgotten women. Women's Review of Books

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface: Surviving the Silencep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Setting The Stage: Beginnings, Influences, and a Performance Reconstructionp. 13
Race, Gender, and Class: The Politics of Performance and Managementp. 51
Toby, the Depression, and Beyond: The Later Yearsp. 103
Appendicesp. 119
Notesp. 133
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780312225629
ISBN-10: 0312225628
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 30th January 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1