December 20, 2014

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Burlesque and Vaudeville Perfomers

Jean-Idell

Jean Idelle was a black American burlesque dancer and singer who trained under Katherine Dunham and is credited as one of the first black performers to appear on stage with white dancers throughout the US and Canada. As a young woman, Idelle … [Read more...]

POU Livestream: Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou (Updated with video)

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Saturday Open Thread: Black Shakespearean Actors

(Photo: Wikipedia)

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We hope you're enjoying your weekend. We continue our series on Black Shakespearean Actors.   WILLIAM MARSHALL (1824-2003) … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Shakespearean Actors

Poster by Anthony Velonis (Photo: Wikipedia)

HAPPY FRIDAY P.O.U! We continue our series on Black Shakespearean Actors...   "VOODOO MACBETH" … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Shakespearean Actors

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GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We continue our series on Black Shakespearean Actors...   HENRIETTA VINTON DAVIS (1860-1941) … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Shakespearean Actors

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HAPPY HUMP DAY, PRAG OBOTS! We continue our series on Black Shakespearean Actors...   IRA ALDRIDGE (1807-1867) … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Shakespearean Actors

James Hewlett as Richard III. According to the website, Shakespeare in American Life, "...the first graphic depiction of a black performer in a dramatic production in the United States."

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We continue our series on Black Shakespearean Actors...   JAMES HEWLETT (1778-1836) … [Read more...]