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The Resource The Victorian music hall : culture, class, and conflict, Dagmar Kift ; translated by Roy Kift

The Victorian music hall : culture, class, and conflict, Dagmar Kift ; translated by Roy Kift

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The Victorian music hall : culture, class, and conflict
Title
The Victorian music hall
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culture, class, and conflict
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Dagmar Kift ; translated by Roy Kift
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Language
eng
Summary
  • With the exception of the occasional local case study, music-hall history has until now been presented as the history of the London halls. This book attempts to redress the balance by setting music-hall history within a national perspective. Kift also sheds a new light on the roles of managements, performers and audiences. For example, the author confutes the commonly held assumption that most women in the halls were prostitutes and shows them to have been working women accompanied by workmates of both sexes or by their families. She argues that before the 1890s the halls catered predominantly to working-class and lower middle-class audiences of men and women of all ages and were instrumental in giving them a strong and self-confident identity. The hall's ability to sustain a distinct class-awareness was one of their greatest strengths - but this factor was also at the root of many of the controversies which surrounded them
  • These controversies are at the centre of the book and Kift treats them as test cases for social relations which provide fresh insights into nineteenth-century British society and politics
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Arbeiterkultur im gesellschaftlichen Konflikt
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1954-
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Kift, Dagmar
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Arbeiterkultur im gesellschaftlichen Konflikt
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kift, Roy
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Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
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The Victorian music hall : culture, class, and conflict, Dagmar Kift ; translated by Roy Kift
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Publication
Note
Updated and revised translation of: Arbeiterkultur im gesellschaftlichen Konflikt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-236) and index
Contents
Pt. I. The English Music Hall. 1. History. 2. The music-hall programme. 3. The audience -- Pt. II. Cultures in Conflict. 4. 1840-1865: rivalry in leisure. 5. 1860-1877: the 'demon drink'. 6. 1875-1888: programmes and purifiers. 7. The special case of London, 1840-1888. 8. Controversies in the 1890s
Control code
980095051986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 244 p.
Isbn
9780521474726
Lccn
lc95051986
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ill.
Label
The Victorian music hall : culture, class, and conflict, Dagmar Kift ; translated by Roy Kift
Publication
Note
Updated and revised translation of: Arbeiterkultur im gesellschaftlichen Konflikt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-236) and index
Contents
Pt. I. The English Music Hall. 1. History. 2. The music-hall programme. 3. The audience -- Pt. II. Cultures in Conflict. 4. 1840-1865: rivalry in leisure. 5. 1860-1877: the 'demon drink'. 6. 1875-1888: programmes and purifiers. 7. The special case of London, 1840-1888. 8. Controversies in the 1890s
Control code
980095051986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 244 p.
Isbn
9780521474726
Lccn
lc95051986
Other physical details
ill.

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