CLASSIFICATION OF BLACK THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, AND PERFORMING GROUPS BY TYPE
The categories or types used in this classification are (1) minstrel companies, (2) touring musical, dramatic, vaudeville, and variety companies, (3) resident theatre companies and stock companies, (4) community little theatre groups and dramatic societies, (5) professional theatrical organizations, (6) academic theatre groups and dramatic associations, (7) production and amusement companies, and (8) nonacademic organizations that provided theatre training.
This appendix includes around five hundred black theatre organizations, companies, and groups, classified under eight main categories or types. Most categories are divided into two parts: Part I lists those organizations and companies that have been included in the main body of the directory. Part II lists those organizations and companies that have not been included, mainly because of space limitations or lack of sufficient information. For a few categories, all organizations are included in the directory. While there has been some overlapping among the various categories that has required duplication of listing, this has been reduced to a minimum. Famous or historically significant organizations are marked with a star ★. Other noteworthy or important organizations are marked with a black dot or bullet •.
|Alabama Chocolate Drop Co. ( 1909-11) [included under WILLIAM BENBOW's COMPANIES]|
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Publication information: Book title: The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960:A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups. Contributors: Bernard L. Peterson Jr. - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 215.
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