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CULTURAL IDENTITY IN BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE, 1890-1939 : knowing one's place, Ben Macpherson, (electronic book) | (electronic book)

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CULTURAL IDENTITY IN BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE, 1890-1939 : knowing one's place
Title
CULTURAL IDENTITY IN BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE, 1890-1939
Title remainder
knowing one's place
Statement of responsibility
Ben Macpherson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the performance of ‘Britishness’ on the musical stage. Covering a tumultuous period in British history, it offers a fresh look at the vitality and centrality of the musical stage, as a global phenomenon in late-Victorian popular culture and beyond. Through a re-examination of over fifty archival play-scripts, the book comprises seven interconnected stories told in two parts. Part One focuses on domestic and personal identities of ‘Britishness’, and how implicit anxieties and contradictions of nationhood, class and gender were staged as part of the popular cultural condition. Broadening in scope, Part Two offers a revisionary reading of Empire and Otherness on the musical stage, and concludes with a consideration of the Great War and the interwar period, as musical theatre performed a nostalgia for a particular kind of ‘Britishness’, reflecting the anxieties of a nation in decline
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Macpherson, Ben
Dewey number
305
Index
index present
LC call number
HM753
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in British musical theatre
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  • Group identity
  • Musical theater
  • Great Britain
Label
CULTURAL IDENTITY IN BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE, 1890-1939 : knowing one's place, Ben Macpherson, (electronic book) | (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Intro; Permissions; Acknowledgements; Contents; Author's Note; Chapter 1: The British Musical in Seven Stories; A (Very Brief) History of British Musical Theatre; 'Britishness' (According to the English); Knowing One's Place; English Comic Opera; Burlesque; Music Hall; The Arrival of Musical Comedy; References; Part I: Domestic and Personal Identities; Chapter 2: Nation: Modernity and Mythology; Urban Modernity and Rural Tradition; Nation, Union, and the Problems of Modernity; Scotland; Wales; Ireland; England's Domestic 'Others'; References; Chapter 3: Femininity: Cinderellas and Caretakers
  • Commercial Cinderellas and Independence in the Public SphereNew-Woman Cinderellas and the Folly of Deviance; Political Cinderellas and Socialist Silliness; Generational Caretakers and the Status Quo; Paradoxes and Parallels; References; Chapter 4: Manliness: Domesticity and Defence; Husbands; Fathers and Sons; Soldiers; The Everyman; References; Part II: Imperial and Ideological Identities; Chapter 5: Empire: Ornamentalism and Orientalism; Japan and China; India; Europe; Rural Equivalence in Holland and Germany; Ornamental Difference in France and Spain; America
  • Anxiety, Americanisation, and 'Anglobalization'References; Chapter 6: Conflict: Continuity and Change; Broken Continuities; Change, Continuity, and the Revival of Revue; Continuity and Progress in Performances of Gender and Class; Changing Britishness on the Musical Stage; References; Chapter 7: Peace: Nostalgia and Nationhood; New Familiarities, Old Hierarchies; Nostalgia and the Critique of Modernity; Returning to Ruritania: A Domestic Ornamentalism; Sport and Dance on the Interwar Musical Stage; Celebrity, America, and a New British Popular Culture?; Pageantry and Paradox; References
  • Chapter 8: The English Musical in Many StoriesReferences; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137598066
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1036759131
  • (OCoLC)1036759131
Label
CULTURAL IDENTITY IN BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE, 1890-1939 : knowing one's place, Ben Macpherson, (electronic book) | (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Intro; Permissions; Acknowledgements; Contents; Author's Note; Chapter 1: The British Musical in Seven Stories; A (Very Brief) History of British Musical Theatre; 'Britishness' (According to the English); Knowing One's Place; English Comic Opera; Burlesque; Music Hall; The Arrival of Musical Comedy; References; Part I: Domestic and Personal Identities; Chapter 2: Nation: Modernity and Mythology; Urban Modernity and Rural Tradition; Nation, Union, and the Problems of Modernity; Scotland; Wales; Ireland; England's Domestic 'Others'; References; Chapter 3: Femininity: Cinderellas and Caretakers
  • Commercial Cinderellas and Independence in the Public SphereNew-Woman Cinderellas and the Folly of Deviance; Political Cinderellas and Socialist Silliness; Generational Caretakers and the Status Quo; Paradoxes and Parallels; References; Chapter 4: Manliness: Domesticity and Defence; Husbands; Fathers and Sons; Soldiers; The Everyman; References; Part II: Imperial and Ideological Identities; Chapter 5: Empire: Ornamentalism and Orientalism; Japan and China; India; Europe; Rural Equivalence in Holland and Germany; Ornamental Difference in France and Spain; America
  • Anxiety, Americanisation, and 'Anglobalization'References; Chapter 6: Conflict: Continuity and Change; Broken Continuities; Change, Continuity, and the Revival of Revue; Continuity and Progress in Performances of Gender and Class; Changing Britishness on the Musical Stage; References; Chapter 7: Peace: Nostalgia and Nationhood; New Familiarities, Old Hierarchies; Nostalgia and the Critique of Modernity; Returning to Ruritania: A Domestic Ornamentalism; Sport and Dance on the Interwar Musical Stage; Celebrity, America, and a New British Popular Culture?; Pageantry and Paradox; References
  • Chapter 8: The English Musical in Many StoriesReferences; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137598066
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1036759131
  • (OCoLC)1036759131

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