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Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850-1914

by Paul Maloney

Part of the Studies in Popular Culture Series

Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850-1914 Synopsis

Music hall reflected the lifestyles and preoccupations of working people in a way that only television in the modern era has done since. While London dominated the wider British music hall, Glasgow was the centre of a vigorous Scottish performing culture developed in a Presbyterian society with a very different experience of industrial urbanisation. This book explores all aspects of the Scottish music hall industry, from the lives and professional culture of performers and impresarios to the place of music hall in Scottish life. It explores issues of national identity in terms of Scottish audiences' responses to the promotion of imperial themes in songs and performing material, and in the version of Scottish identity projected by Lauder and other kilted acts at home and abroad. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719061479
Publication date: 29th May 2003
Author: Paul Maloney
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Variety shows, music hall, cabaret, Cultural studies,

About Paul Maloney

Paul Maloney in Publications Editor for Scottish Opera -- .

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