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Review: Dreadful ‘Mr. TOL E. RAncE’ clownish, offensive

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Camille Brown’s concept for “Mr. TOL E. RAncE” was an intriguing one. The dance, as seen Friday night at The Egg, was described as one that explores African-American humor in entertainment — how making the audience laugh was a pathway to acceptance. Through humor, their otherness could be accepted and even applauded by the majority white population. Furthermore, the program explained, that clowning is instilled in black performers as an alter ego ingrained in their ...

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