“Let me see you dance:” Ada “Bricktop” Smith, the Charleston, and Racial Commodification in Interwar France

  title={“Let me see you dance:” Ada “Bricktop” Smith, the Charleston, and Racial Commodification in Interwar France},
  author={Matthew Joseph McMahan},
  journal={Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism},
  pages={43 - 61}
  • M. McMahan
  • Published 23 July 2015
  • Art, History
  • Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
Matthew McMahan is a Ph.D. Candidate at Tufts University where he studies French theatre and immigration. His research and reviews are published in Praxis, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Theatre Topics and Texas Theatre Journal. He has also worked both regionally and in New York for such theatre companies as the Atlantic Theatre Company, Imaginary Beasts, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Wooster Group, and Young Playwrights, Inc. “Let me see you dance:” Ada “Bricktop” Smith, the Charleston, and… 


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