The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups

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BAILEY & SMITH'S SOUTHERN COLORED COMEDY COMPANY. See Appendix B(2)II.

BAIRD'S MINSTRELS. See Appendix B(1)II.

BANK STREET PLAYERS , Newark, NJ. Community theatre group, active 1927. Organized by * William Ashby, Urban League executive and playwright. Called the first Afr. Am. little theatre group in New Jersey, this group prod. four plays in 1927 at the Robert Treat School in Newark: Eulalie Spence Being Forty, William Jackson Four Eleven, William Ashby Helen Harmon, and an anonymous play entitled Freedom. FURTHER REFERENCE: EBAP (for playwrights and plays only).

BANNER QUARTET. See BLACK DIAMOND MINSTRELS [Cheatham Bros. Co.].

BARBER-SCOTIA COLLEGE [PLAYERS]. See Appendix B(6)II.

BARRASSO'S BIG COLORED SENSATION COMPANY // also called BARRASSO'S STOCK COMPANY. Variety troupe and stock company, active 1910s. Under the management of F. A. Barmso, one of the founders of the old TOBA CIRDCUIT, on which his company toured throughout the South (including an engagement at the Royal Palm Th. in Greenville, MS). The company included James Hamilton and John Williams ( leading comedians), Jack Akers and Eugene Liggins (song-and-dance team), Edward and Nettie Howard ( singing and sketch performers [billed as the Merry Howards]), and Julius Jones ( singer

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The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Notes xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Preface xxi
  • Abbreviations xxiii
  • SYMBOLS xxvii
  • A 3
  • B 26
  • C 38
  • D 54
  • E 63
  • F 69
  • G 77
  • H 85
  • I 104
  • J 106
  • K 110
  • L 116
  • M 131
  • N 142
  • O 157
  • P 161
  • Q-R 171
  • S 179
  • T 191
  • U-V 197
  • W-Y 200
  • Appendix A BLACK-ORIENTED AND BLACK­ CONTROLLED THEATRES, HALLS, AND PERFORMANCE SPACES 207
  • Appendix B CLASSIFICATION OF BLACK THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, AND PERFORMING GROUPS BY TYPE 215
  • INFORMATION SOURCES 239
  • INDEX OF NAMES 247
  • INDEX OF BLACK THEATRICAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEATRES 271
  • INDEX OF SHOW TITLES 289
  • CONTRIBUTORS AND RESEARCH CONSULTANTS 299
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