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The Resource The Pekin : the rise and fall of Chicago's first black-owned theater, Thomas Bauman

The Pekin : the rise and fall of Chicago's first black-owned theater, Thomas Bauman

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The Pekin : the rise and fall of Chicago's first black-owned theater
Title
The Pekin
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Chicago's first black-owned theater
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Bauman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1904, political operator and gambling boss Robert T. Motts opened the Pekin Theater in Chicago. Dubbed the "Temple of Music," the Pekin became one of the country's most prestigious African American cultural institutions, renowned for its all-black stock company and school for actors, an orchestra able to play ragtime and opera with equal brilliance, and a repertoire of original musical comedies. A missing chapter in African American theatrical history, Bauman's saga presents how Motts used his entrepreneurial acumen to create a successful black-owned enterprise. Concentrating on institutional history, Bauman explores the Pekin's philosophy of hiring only African American staff, its embrace of multi-racial upper class audiences, and its ready assumption of roles as diverse as community center, social club, and fundraising instrument. The Pekin's prestige and profitability faltered after Motts' death in 1911 as his heirs lacked his savvy, and African American elites turned away from pure entertainment in favor of spiritual uplift. But, as Bauman shows, the theater had already opened the door to a new dynamic of both intra- and inter-racial theater-going and showed the ways a success, like the Pekin, had a positive economic and social impact on the surrounding community."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bauman, Thomas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new black studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pekin (Organization : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Pekin (Organization : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Fürstliches Schauspielhaus
  • Schwarze, ..
  • Chicago
  • African American theater
  • Theater
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • HISTORY
  • African American theater
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Theater
  • Illinois
Label
The Pekin : the rise and fall of Chicago's first black-owned theater, Thomas Bauman
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The temple of music -- The New Pekin -- Tacking to the wind -- Holding the stroll -- Motts's last years -- From pillar to post -- Epilogue: diaspora
Control code
ocn877977273
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096242
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
99959520804
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  • 22573/ctt65qcnp
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877977273
Label
The Pekin : the rise and fall of Chicago's first black-owned theater, Thomas Bauman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The temple of music -- The New Pekin -- Tacking to the wind -- Holding the stroll -- Motts's last years -- From pillar to post -- Epilogue: diaspora
Control code
ocn877977273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096242
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
99959520804
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 727fa2d8-59f7-41fd-9034-d5f34230d2ea
  • 22573/ctt65qcnp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877977273

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