Show boat performing race in an american musical todd decker broadway legacies first book to look at the complete history of this landmark work of the broadway stage through the prism of race. Todd deckers show boat performing race in an american musical examines representations of race in the creation and evolution of jerome kern and oscar hammerstein iis iconic musical by tracing the impact of particular performers on numerous stage sound and film productions. Show boat was one of the first broadway musicals to use both black and white performers in large numbers and chapter 5 explores the musicals use of both a black and a white chorus along with chapter 2 this section adds a much needed look at contemporary responses to show boat in the black press. Show boats voyage through the twentieth century offers a vantage point on more than just the broadway musical it tells a complex tale of interracial encounter performed in popular music and dance on the national stage during a century of profound transformations. Show boat performing race in an american musical 3500 add show boat to cart todd decker 9780199759378 hardcover 02 november 2012 broadway legacies show boat performing race in an american musical 2895 add show boat to cart todd decker 9780190250539 broadway legacies to broadway to life the musical theater of bock and
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