DRUMBEATS, MASKS, AND METAPHOR by Genevieve Fabre
Harvard University Press, 1983 First edition, 274pp., 6 1/2" X 9 1/2" Hardcover
Contemporary Afro-American theatre is an exciting spectacle of an emerging black identity during a period when blacks have come to the forefront of political activity in the United States. Geneviève Fabre brings us the vast and rich production of black drama since 1945, placing it in historical and cultural context as a platform for political statement. Two strains emerge: the militant theatre of protest, and the ethnic theatre of black experience. A touch of foxing to top of text block.