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Introduction

  • Julie BurrellEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Abstract

The Civil Rights Theatre Movement resituates theatre as a critical cultural front in what historians have identified as the long civil rights movement. Tracing the contours of the “civil rights theatre movement” in New York City on both Broadway and off-Broadway stages, Burrell moves through three critical junctures of civil rights theatre—its emergence in the Black Popular Front in the 1930s, its confrontation with the Cold War era in the post-World War II period, and its evolution in the Black Power era—in order to show how theatre practitioners challenged Jim Crow in heretofore unexamined ways.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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