A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans

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APPENDIX: CHRONOLOGY OF MUSICAL SHOWS
The following is a chronology of all musical stage works included in the main body of this encyclopedia, subdivided by decades and proceeding from Free and Easy ( 1873) to Jelly's Last Jam ( 1992). Outstanding musical shows are marked with a single dagger (°) for the benefit of those readers who are seeking some guidance in the study of the history of black American musical stage and who may wish to read about these musicals in the approximate order that they were first written or produced. Operas and operettas are usually indicated by (O), and adaptations by (adapt.). Shows with two or more editions are usually listed only once, during the decade of the first edition, with the dates of other editions given in parentheses.
1870-1879
Free and Easy ( 1873), Lyles & Lyles
† Out of Bondage ( c. 1875-c. 1891), Hyers Sisters
† Urlina, African Princess ( 1877-89), Hyers Sisters

1880-1889
Blackville Twins ( 1889-91), Ganze & Piper/Hyers Sisters

1890-1899
† The Creole Show ( 1890-97), °S. T. Jack
Colored Aristocracy ( 1891), Hyers Sisters
† South Before the War ( 1891-98), °Whalen & °Martell
The Martyr ( O, 1893), H. L. Freeman
† Black America ( 1895), B. McClain
† The Octoroons ( 1895- 1900), J. W. Isham
The Belle of Cornville ( O, 1896), Afro-Am. Opera Co.
Fred Douglass' Reception ( 1896), J. E. Green
† The Gold Bug ( 1896), with Williams & Walker
† At Jolly Coon-ey Island ( 1896-97), Cole & Johnson/Blk. Patti Troubadours
† Courted into Court ( 1896-97), Hogan & Harney ( songs)
† Darkest America ( 1896-99), °Fields & °Scon
† Oriental America ( 1896- 1899), J. W. Isham
† (The) Black Patti Troubadours ( c. 1896- 1915), various authors
The Good Mr. Best ( 1897), Perrin & Hillman ( song)

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Symbols xxi
  • Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works 1
  • Appendix: Chronology of Musical Shows 393
  • Information Sources 417
  • Name Index 435
  • Song Index 497
  • General Index 525
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