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  •  Minstrel Show Stock Characters (1+ / 0-)
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    maybeeso in michigan

    Mr. Bones, Tambo, Zip Coon

    Ol' Zio Coon was a learned scholar

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Thu May 15, 2014 at 07:02:56 AM PDT

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    •  I am not familiar with mintrelsy, but (0+ / 0-)

      apparently there were in fact two types of roles that whites in blackface played: Characters and caricatures.  The first were accurate portrayals, and the second were, well, caricatures.

      Mr. Interlocutor and Bones, perhaps?  I dunno enough of the genre to know.  More here, on Mark Twain's minstrelsy:

      http://twain.lib.virginia.edu/...

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Thu May 15, 2014 at 08:54:44 AM PDT

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