Drumbeats, Masks and Metaphor: Contemporary Afro American Theatre by Genevieve Fabre 1983
Drumbeats, Masks and Metaphor Contemporary Afro-American Theatre, 1983, by Genevieve Fabre has been translated into English by Melvin Dixon.
Originally written as Le Teatre Noir aux Etats-Un by Genevieve Fabre in 1982, the book emphasizes the protests and experiences in modern African American theater since 1945.
- Fabre, a French scholar evaluating an American theater form, presents a distinctively informative and scholarly assessment of Black American theater as a social and cultural phenomenon.
- In addition to her discussion of many diverse playwrights under the headings including "The Theatre of Experience," her book includes a study of historical precedence and "The Theatre and Culture."
This English translation published by Harvard University Press in 1983, is 274 pages long, measures 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and is illustrated with a dozen excellent production photographs.
It is in very good condition, no marks or tears, firmly bound and clean, some foxing and slight wear to the dust jacket at the corners and edges.
Note: February is Black History Month in the United States.