The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, Spectatorship in Black Popular Theater (Paperback) book cover

The Black Circuit

Race, Performance, Spectatorship in Black Popular Theater

By Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon


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Paperback: 9781138046740
pub: 2018-07-01
Hardback: 9781138046733
pub: 2018-07-01

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The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, Spectatorship in Black Popular Theater moves black theatrical productions and their audiences from the margins to the center of focus in the first book-length study of "Chitlin Circuit" Theatre, the most popular and controversial form of contemporary black theatre to exist outside of the purview of Broadway since the 1980s. It takes a hybrid methodological approach in analyzing the integrated and evolving network of consumerism, culture, circulation, exchange, ideologies, and meaning-making found in these performance environments, and in doing so, explores key findings in broader minority spectatorship.

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