Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City

Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City

by Peter Bailey
     
 

Lively, innovative, well-illustrated essays on the making of the Victorian entertainment industry.See more details below

Overview

Lively, innovative, well-illustrated essays on the making of the Victorian entertainment industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574174
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: social history, cultural studies and the cad; 1. The Victorian middle class and the problem of leisure; 2. A role analysis of working-class respectability; 3. Ally Soper's half-holiday: comic art in the 1880s; 4. Business and good fellowship in the London music hall; 5. Champagne Charlie and the music hall swell song: 6. Music-hall and the knowingness of popular culture; 7. The Victorian barmaid as cultural prototype; 8. Musical comedy and the rhetoric of the girl, 1892–1914; 9. Breaking the sound barrier; Notes; Index.

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