minstrel show


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minstrel show

n.
A comic variety show of the 1800s and early 1900s, usually featuring white actors in blackface.

minstrel show

n
(Theatre) a theatrical entertainment consisting of songs, dances, comic turns, etc, performed by a troupe of actors wearing black face make-up

min′strel show`


n.
a theatrical entertainment of the 19th and early 20th centuries, usu. performed by whites in blackface.

minstrel show

A nineteenth-century farcical US show consisting of impersonations of blacks by white musicians using blackface make-up.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minstrel show - a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokesminstrel show - a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes
troupe, company - organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
corner man, end man - a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
interlocutor, middleman - the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
minstrel - a performer in a minstrel show
2.minstrel show - a variety show in which the performers are made up in blackface
variety show, variety - a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
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The first of all the negro minstrel shows came to town, and made a sensation.
Sir Lenny, 56, appeared on The Black and White Minstrel Show after winning New Faces.
Henry, who grew up in Dudley in the West Midlands, started out working on the controversial Black And White Minstrel Show before getting his big break doing impressions on talent show New Faces.
1969: The Black And White Minstrel Show, |at London's Victoria Palace, closed after 4,354 performances in seven years.
This show is well past its sell-by date and should be consigned To Room 101 beside The Black and White Minstrel Show.
1969: The Black & White Minstrel Show, at London's Victoria Palace, closed after 4,354 performances in seven years.
1969: The Black And White Minstrel Show, at London's Victoria Palace, closed after 4,354 performances in seven years.
Before the interval the audience were treated to a shorter Keaton film, The Playhouse, in which he takes every part, including all eight musicians in a minstrel show.
Henry, who was born and grew up in the West Midlands, started out working on the controversial Black And White Minstrel Show before getting his big break doing impressions on the talent show New Faces.
Donald Byrd's Bessie Award-winning The Minstrel Show has a history of creating controversy: Past performances have even sparked shouting matches between audience members.
To write prose like Pam Ayres The funny tale of Ethel Preedy or the Dolly on the Dustcart And capture that twinkle and humour of hers To pin down my words with a change of heart Opportunity knocked for her on ITV A sense of timing a natural gift Reciting poetry on the minstrel show on BBC Pam's poetry gives people's moods a lift Maybe my pinned down words will be set free To release the laughter And the sparkle in me.
His break came when he was chosen as one of the regular comedy guests on The Black And White Minstrel Show.