TITLE

The Mirth of a Nation

AUTHOR(S)
Driver, Justin
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
New Republic;06/11/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 24, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses black comedy in the United States. View that the comedy of actors Chris Tucker and Chris Rock is minstrelsy; Information on the history of minstrel shows; Reference to black buffoonery in entertainment with offensive terms and characters; Opinion that Tucker and Rock's popularity is discouraging; View that minstrel shows were the U.S. most popular form of entertainment in the nineteenth century; Expression that blacks started performing in their own minstrel troupes; Reference to the motion picture "Down to Earth," which turns completely on the black/white difference.
ACCESSION #
4526687

 

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