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The Resource No surrender! No retreat! : African-American pioneer performers of twentieth-century American theater, Glenda E. Gill

No surrender! No retreat! : African-American pioneer performers of twentieth-century American theater, Glenda E. Gill

Label
No surrender! No retreat! : African-American pioneer performers of twentieth-century American theater
Title
No surrender! No retreat!
Title remainder
African-American pioneer performers of twentieth-century American theater
Statement of responsibility
Glenda E. Gill
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No Surrender! No Retreat! examines the careers of fifteen pioneer performers and their triumphs over herculean obstacles. It is a look back over the 20th century and documents personal histories of staggering achievement in spite of institutional racism, gender oppression, and classism. Twenty-four years in the making, No Surrender! No Retreat! is an indispensable work on African Americans in the performing arts, examining well-known performers, such as James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, and Pearl Bailey. Rare archival material and a number of personal interviews enrich this tome. Glenda E. Gill's work is a moving and sometimes tragic account of the lives and careers of some of America's most outstanding African American pioneers in theater
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791/.089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2286
LC item number
.G55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Label
No surrender! No retreat! : African-American pioneer performers of twentieth-century American theater, Glenda E. Gill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Crucible and Community: The Vision of Rose McClendon Ethel Waters: Fiery Femme Fatale Paul Robeson: י4zAmerica's No. 1 Negroי4y Five From Porgy and Bess, 1935 and 1952 Canada Lee: Pugilist, Performer, Politician Marian Anderson: Portrait in Dignity Pearl Bailey: Black Female Superstar Ruby Dee: Actor/Activist James T. Guines: Alabama A. and M. Thespian, 1950-1954 James Earl Jones: י4zMy Soul Looks Back in Wonderי4y zAdvanced Dementiaי4y and Resistance: Morgan Freeman and Non-Traditional Roles
Control code
zmeld2 b2009438
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780312217570
Lccn
99089782
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
11865055
Label
No surrender! No retreat! : African-American pioneer performers of twentieth-century American theater, Glenda E. Gill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Crucible and Community: The Vision of Rose McClendon Ethel Waters: Fiery Femme Fatale Paul Robeson: י4zAmerica's No. 1 Negroי4y Five From Porgy and Bess, 1935 and 1952 Canada Lee: Pugilist, Performer, Politician Marian Anderson: Portrait in Dignity Pearl Bailey: Black Female Superstar Ruby Dee: Actor/Activist James T. Guines: Alabama A. and M. Thespian, 1950-1954 James Earl Jones: י4zMy Soul Looks Back in Wonderי4y zAdvanced Dementiaי4y and Resistance: Morgan Freeman and Non-Traditional Roles
Control code
zmeld2 b2009438
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780312217570
Lccn
99089782
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
11865055

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