Caryl Phillips: "Dancing in the Dark" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

Caryl Phillips: "Dancing in the Dark" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

Bert Williams became one of America's first black superstars during the vaudville era. The author of this fictionalized account of his life explores the contradictions between the man he was and the character he played on stage.

Bert Williams became one of America's first black superstars during the vaudville era. The author of this fictionalized account of his life explores the contradictions between the man he was and the character he played on stage.

Guests

Caryl Phillips

author of three books of nonfiction and eight novels, including "Crossing the River" and "A Distant Shore."

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