African American Performance and Theater History
As the field of African American studies has gathered strength over the last decade, black theatre and performance has become a field unto itself. For literature scholars who study drama, and for playwrights, directors, and actors, the cultural heritage of black theatre has become too important to dismiss. Elam and Krasner's collection answers the need for a one-volume guide to the history and criticism of black theatre and performance. Assembled by two of the most respected and prolific scholars in black theatre and composed of essays from acknowledged authorities in the field (Joe Roach and Genevieve Fabre, among others), the volume is likely to become the central reference for those studying black theatre and a vital tool for literature and African-American scholars.
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