Noun(1) a singer of folk songs(2) a performer in a minstrel show
Verb(1) celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
(1) Its writers were not able to assuage our memory of the minstrel with black characters who, without a full range of emotion, were no more than highly skilled laborers.(2) The minstrel was often paid to sing the praises of his master at the feast (as bad as the holiday slides!)(3) While having his meal, the stranger listened to the minstrel who was performing in the tavern.(4) The blues ├ö├ç├┐sound├ö├ç├û of black minstrel life is audible here, in the paradoxical conjunction of Pullman car luxury with preparations for ignominious flight.(5) ├ö├ç├┐Aunt Jemima of the Ocean Waves├ö├ç├û is a two-part interrogation of the black minstrel tradition embodied by the famous face of Aunt Jemima.(6) Later in his career, Douglass became a vocal opponent of minstrel humor, performed either by blacks or whites.(7) The success of burlesque in the late 1860s spawned several all-female white troupes performing standard minstrel routines in whiteface.(8) Picking up where Elder Eatmore had left off, black entertainers continued to use minstrel antics into the 1940s and 1950s to parody and satirize black folk religion.(9) His career, which included stints as an amateur boxer, minstrel in black face and dancer, spanned seven decades in which he starred in five mediums: vaudeville, radio, stage, movies and television.(10) Unlike the minstrel who sings freely, with his audience joining in, Spenser now has to deal with the expectations of his audience.(11) Bal gives a personal, nuanced account of her own wrestling with the incongruence of a black minstrel tradition amidst The Netherlands' sea of whiteness.(12) Producing affective switch points between two simultaneous registers of sympathy and ridicule, minstrel performances catalyze confrontations within social relations.(13) Touring black minstrel troupes flourished from the 1860s into the early years of the 20th century, providing an avenue by which black Americans could make a living as musicians.(14) How white performers acquired the knowledge and skills to imitate blacks on the minstrel stage is less apparent, though some information exists.(15) Looking in the mirror above the sink, he saw that his face was covered in a thin layer of sooty grime, like a black and white minstrel half way through putting on his make up.(16) Given the classroom incident that leads to his downfall, the resulting ironies multiply in ways that could only happen in a Roth novel and in an era when Black characters can turn minstrel stereotypes on their ear by masquerading as Jews.
(1) wandering minstrel :: dwaal siterspeler
1. musician ::
2. singer ::
3. balladeer ::
4. poet ::
5. troubadour ::
6. jongleur ::
7. bard ::
Different Formsminstrel, minstrels
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