By Christian DuComb
Mummers have lengthy worn blackface make-up in the course of wintry weather vacation celebrations in Europe and North the USA; in Philadelphia, mummers’ blackface endured from the colonial interval good into the 20th century. the 1st annual Mummers Parade, a publicly sanctioned procession from the working-class neighborhoods of South Philadelphia to town heart, happened in 1901. regardless of a ban on blackface within the Mummers Parade after civil rights protests in 1963–64, different kinds of racial and ethnic impersonation within the parade have persisted to flourish unchecked. Haunted City combines unique ancient study with the author’s personal stories acting within the Mummers Parade to create a full of life and richly illustrated narrative. via its interdisciplinary strategy, Haunted City addresses not just theater background and function reports but in addition folklore, American reports, serious race idea, and artwork history. It additionally bargains a clean tackle the historiography of the antebellum minstrel show.
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Haunted City: Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance) by Christian DuComb