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

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ABBREVIATIONS

Two types of abbreviations appear with regularity throughout this directory: (1) bibliographical abbreviations and (2) general abbreviations.


BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ABBREVIATIONS

Most Frequently Cited References and Sources

The following abbreviations are used for the most frequently cited reference books, periodicals, and library collections. These abbreviations may or may not be followed by the author's last name and the date of publication in parentheses. Full publication information is included in the Information Sources following the appendixes.

AnthANT Anthology of the American Negro in the Theatre, ed. by Lindsay Patterson . New York, 1967.
BlkDr Black Drama: The Story of the American Negro in the Theatre,
by Loften Mitchell. New York, 1967.
BlkMagic Black Magic: A Pictorial History of the Negro in American
Entertainment
, ed. by Langston Hughes and Milton Meltzer.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1967.
BlksBf Blacks in Blackface: A Source Book on Early Black Musical
Shows
, by Henry T. Sampson. Metuchen, NJ, 1980.
CBAP Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays:
A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index
, by Bernard L. Peterson Jr. Westport, CT, 1988.
Century A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia
of Musical Stage Works by, about, or Involving African Amer-
icans
, by Bernard L. Peterson Jr. Westport, CT, 1993.

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

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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