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Christian DuComb

Christian DuComb is associate professor of Theater at Colgate University.  He has previously taught at Haverford College and Brown University, where he received his Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies in 2012.  His recent research focuses on the history of racial impersonation in Philadelphia.

Theatre History Podcast #55

Theatre History Podcast #55

Examining the Controversial History of the “Mummers Wench” with Dr. Christian DuComb

24 January 2018

Dr. Christian DuComb of Colgate University joins us to talk about Philadelphia's Mummers Parade and how the figure of the "Mummers wench" has its roots in the history of blackface minstrel shows.