Performing arts and film

Book
Racism on the Victorian Stage: Representation of slavery and Black character, Hazel Waters
2007, Cambridge University Press: UK
>> Popular theatre, as a source of mass entertainment in nineteenth century England, reveals how race was viewed and how stereotypes, that came to underpin later forms of racism, were developed.
Shelf ref: AR.9.02/WAT

Booklet
Roots Five Years On
1981, Roots Festival Committee: Manchester
>> Explains the origins and development of the Moss Side Roots Festival (1977-1980), which celebrated Black and minority ethnic art, culture, music, history and education in South Manchester.
Shelf ref: MAN/HI.1.02/ROO

Book
Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and film, Jacqueline Kilpatrick
1999, University of Nebraska Press
>> An overview of native American representation in film from the birth of the movie industry to the end of the twentieth century.
Shelf ref: AR.9.01/KIL

Report
Achieving Diversity in the Film Industry: A report prepared by the Committee for Ethnic Minority Employment in Film under the auspices of British Screen Advisory Council
2001, British Screen Advisory Council: London
>>Focusing on employment within the UK film industry this report recommended a five year programme of institutional reform and training and development, with the overarching goal of developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the population as a whole.
Shelf ref: EM.4.01/BSA

Book
Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early blackface minstrelsy and antebellum American popular culture, William J. Mahar
1990, University of Illinois Press
>> Drawing on music, performance and theatre history, uses the study of blackface minstrelry from 1843 to 1860 to examine the formation and effect of much late nineteenth century American popular culture.
Shelf ref: AR.9.02/MAH

Book
Black Dancing Body: A geography from coon to cool, Brenda Dixon Gottschild
2003, Palgrave Macmillan: New York
>> Using her own experience and that of contemporary choreographers, the author explores the central issues of Black-White relations through examination of Black dance in American culture.
Shelf ref: AR.0.04/GOT

Book
“Baad Bitches” and Sassy Supermamas: Black Power action films, Stephane Dunn
2008, University of Illinois Press: Chicago
>> Explores the typical, sexualized, subordinate roles of women in low-budget 'blaxploitation' films of the 1970s and the subversion of these roles with the emergence of supermama heroines in the few Black action films that featured self-assured, empowered, and tough Black women, such as Cleopatra Jones, Coffy, and Foxy Brown.
Shelf ref: AR.9.01/DUN