White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour
William Brown's African and American Theater
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Subject: Performing Arts, Social Science, History | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9.78E+12
eBook ISBN: 9780807862605
Marvin McAllister explores Brown's pioneering career and reveals how each of Brown's ventures--the African Grove, the Minor Theatre, the American Theatre, and the African Company--explicitly cultivated an intercultural, multiracial environment. He also investigates the negative white reactions, verbal and physical, that led to Brown's managerial retirement in 1823.
Brown left his mark on American theater by shaping the careers of his performers and creating new genres of performance. Beyond that legacy, says McAllister, this nearly forgotten theatrical innovator offered a blueprint for a truly inclusive national theater.