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

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SYMBOLS
1. Symbols used with names of organizations and theatres:
a. BOLDFACE ROMAN CAPITALS are used for the names of black- controlled or black-oriented organizations and theatres in entry heads in the main body of the directory.
b. Boldface roman type is used in several different ways:
(1) In entry heads, it is used (within parentheses) to indicate minor varia- tions in the name of an organization or theatre. [Example: RABBIT'S FOOT COMPANY (Rabbit Foot Minstrels).]
(2) Within entries, it is used to indicate the names of all organizations and theatre groups that come under the entry head, provided that these are not also included as main entries within the directory. When the names of these organizations or theatres are identical, or so similar as to cause confusion, they are usually preceded by raised numbers. [Example: 1Lyric Theatre, Newport News, VA. 2 Lyric Theatre, Columbus, GA. 3 Johnson's Lyric Theatre, Madison, WI. 4 New Lyric Theatre, Charleston, SC.] (These names are usually cross-referenced through "See" entries in the directory and in the index.)
(3) In the appendixes, all organizations and theatres are set in boldface roman.
c. SMALL CAPITALS are used within an entry to indicate that the name of the organization or theatre may be consulted in a separate entry elsewhere in the directory.
d. Superscript numbers (1,2,3) within an entry are used to distinguish between or among organizations and theatres of similar or identical titles that are discussed within the same entry. [See 1.b.(2) for an example.]

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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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