Strange Career of Porgy and Bess : Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera.
Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. Ellen Noonan examines the opera's long history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectat...
Chapel Hill :
The University of North Carolina Press,
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