Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2017

192 Pages | 133 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526113030

Bookseller Code (01)

4 saints in 3 acts

A snapshot of the American avant-garde in the 1930s

First Edition

Edited by Patricia Allmer and John Sears

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers the first examination of photography's role in constructing, representing, and disseminating Four Saints in Three Acts
  • Provides a timely and extensive focus on the neglected contributions of the all-African American cast to the opera's success, and on African American classical music in the Harlem Renaissance
  • Explores in detail the range of different art forms innovatively deployed in the opera's construction and performance
  • Reproduces many previously unseen or rarely-published photographs of the opera in performance and of cast and crew members

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