File puptcrit/puptcrit.0907, message 16


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2009 16:25:35 GMT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Arizona video


Looking at past expressions through contemporary lenses can be misleading.

Minstrel Shows date back to the Middle Ages. So how did the term come to mean blackface performances, or Black- Performed shows. Was it always caricature? (NO). Did it provide a chance for Black Performers to make a living and have talent recognized? (YES).

It is a MIXED BAG.



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Rogers
Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2009 8:56 AM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] Arizona video

It's amazing how many minstrel marionettes were made in the past.  Such a 
racial slur.  Then again, I grew up watching cartoons with "Joe Jitsu" and 
"Speedy Gonzales" and thought nothing of it.

Good luck, Hobey, with the video.  Sounds great.

Robert Rogers 

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