This is a one-of-a-kind reference work to the history of vaudeville, performance art, burlesque, revue, and comic opera. Most of these artists are not profiled in other reference books and the author has done deep research, including archival work and personal interviews, to uncover the rich history of this American artform. This will be a must-have for students of theater history and performance art, but it is also essential for anyone insterested in the cultural history of America.
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Â"Vaudeville was more than an assembly of ragtime pantaloons, topical monologists, eccentric dancers, barrel-house songbirds, magicians, tumblers and jugglers, more than a coast-to-coast network of once-gilded theatres shambling into plaster dust. Vaudeville was a peopleÂ’s culture. What has remained of vaudeville is the actÂ—a distillation of a performerÂ’s best material into a near-perfect performance piece: the product of personality, talent and skillÂ—the vaudevillianÂ’s reason for living.Â" - Frank CullenAbout the Author:
Frank Cullen currently works as editorial assistant with the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project in the Royal Irish Academy. He completed his PhD in history (NUI Maynooth, 2005) with a thesis titled 'Local government and the management of urban space: a comparative study of Belfast and Dublin, 1830 - 1922.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110415938538
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 650 pages. 11.50x8.75x2.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0415938538