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Variety shows, music hall, cabaret books

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The League of Exotic Dancers Legends from American Burlesque by Kaitlyn Regehr, Matilda Temperley The League of Exotic Dancers Legends from American Burlesque
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The League of Exotic Dancers (LED) are a group of mid-twentieth century burlesque dancers who continue to perform today off the well-known strip in Old Vegas. Through documentary photography and ethnographic interviews, Regehr and Temperley examine these dancers, who like...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/05/2017

The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall and Cosmopolitan Entertainment Culture by Paul Maloney The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall and Cosmopolitan Entertainment Culture

Focusing on Glasgow's earliest surviving music hall, the Britannia, later the Panopticon, this book explores the role of one of the city's most iconic cultural venues within the cosmopolitan entertainment market that emerged in British cities in the nineteenth century....
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2016

Burlesque by Christopher Logan Burlesque

Beginning as a variety show with ribald humour and satirical political skits, burlesque branched out to become an empowering artful expression as well as a nostalgic nod to our past, both socially and politically. If you've ever been to a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016

Les comedies musicales by Encyclopaedia Universalis Les comedies musicales

A partir de quatre exemples remarquables (Chantons sous la pluie, L'Opera de quat' sous, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, et West Side Story), ce dossier retrace l'histoire du genre, au theatre et au cinema. En une trentaine d'articles empruntes a l'Encyclopaedia...
Format: eBook - Released: 26/10/2015

The Builders Association Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater by Shannon (Professor, University of California, Berkeley) Jackson, Marianne (Artistic Director / Curator, The Builders Ass Weems The Builders Association Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater
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This book begins with the building of a house, and the building of a company while building the house. It expands to look at the ideas found in various rooms, some of which expanded into virtual space while they still...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2015

Irish Stereotypes in Vaudeville, 1865-1905 by Jennifer T. Mooney Irish Stereotypes in Vaudeville, 1865-1905

Vaudeville is often viewed as the source of some of the crude stereotypes that positioned the Irish immigrant in America as the antithesis of native-born American citizens. Using primary archival material, Mooney argues that the vaudeville stage was an important...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2015

Behind the Burly Q The Story of Burlesque in America by Leslie Zemeckis, Blaze Starr Behind the Burly Q The Story of Burlesque in America
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Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers seven days a week, week after week. This title reveals...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014

Glasgow's Lost Theatre The Story of the Britannia Music Hall by Judith Bowers, Judith McLay Glasgow's Lost Theatre The Story of the Britannia Music Hall
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From music hall to chicken farm, the building in Glasgow's Trongate that houses one of the oldest surviving music hall in Britain boasts a remarkable story in the history of popular entertainment.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2014

Other books in this genre

The New Humor in the Progressive Era Americanization and the Vaudeville Comedian by Rick DesRochers The New Humor in the Progressive Era Americanization and the Vaudeville Comedian

By tracing the effects of unprecedented immigration, the advent of the new woman, and the little-known vaudeville careers of performers like the Elinore Sisters, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers, DesRochers examines the relation between comedic vaudeville acts and progressive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2014

British Music Hall An Illustrated History by Richard Anthony Baker British Music Hall An Illustrated History

Music Hall lies at the root of all modern popular entertainment. This book is a hugely engaging slice of social history, rich in humour, tragedy and bathos
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2014

Music Hall and Modernity Late Victorian Discovery of Popular Culture by Dr Barry J. Faulk Music Hall and Modernity Late Victorian Discovery of Popular Culture

The late-Victorian discovery of the music hall by English intellectuals marks a crucial moment in the history of popular culture. This book demonstrates how such pioneering cultural critics as Arthur Symons and Elizabeth Robins Pennell used the music hall to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2014

Baggy Pants Comedy Burlesque and the Oral Tradition by Andrew Davis Baggy Pants Comedy Burlesque and the Oral Tradition

Taking readers inside the burlesque houses of Depression-era America, Davis explores the role of comedy in a show remembered mostly for strip-tease. It examines how burlesque comics, straightmen, and talking women approached the craft of comedy, working in a genre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2014

A History of Pantomime by Maureen Hughes A History of Pantomime

Each Christmas entire families in the UK troop off to see, what one could almost say is 'the obligatory', annual entertainment, known as Pantomime. It is a traditional, seasonal way of life for the British envied the world over, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2013

Old Time Variety An Illustrated History by Richard Baker Old Time Variety An Illustrated History

* Describes in detail the birth of variety theatre * Details the most famous and established acts such as Max Miller who was renowned for being Risque and Gracie Fields a well known singer and comedienne * Describes new threats...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2013

My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall by John Major My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall

Shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize; former prime minister John Major takes a remarkable journey into his own unconventional family past to tell the story of the British music hall.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2013

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