Beyond Dahomey: The Legacy and the Afterlife of the Williams and Walker Company, 1902-1921

Holden, Beck.


  • The Williams and Walker Company was the most successful black theatre ensemble of the early 1900s. Their success on Broadway and on tour made Bert Williams a superstar and made them pillars of the black theatre community. Extant scholarship on the troupe, however, tends either to focus on Williams or to consider their productions in isolation rather than as part of a body of work. The focus upon ... read more
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