Performing Arts’ McGinley receives award for book

Paige McGinley, assistant professor of performing arts in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received the American Theatre and Drama Society’s 2014 John W. Frick Award for the best book in American theater and drama for her book, “Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism” (Duke University Press 2014).

McGinley’s research focuses on American theater in the 20th century with an emphasis on African-American theater. “Staging the Blues,” her first book, explores the theatrical history of blues performance and the racial politics that surround the genre.

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