Transatlantic Stage Stars in Vaudeville and Variety
Authors: Woods, L.
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This book shows eminent actors performing under stringent conditions in vaudeville. It was a strange notion in 1900 that leading lights of the legitimate stage would ever join a bill of 'turns', with everything from song-and-dance to criminals regaling crowds with their exploits. It chronicles renowned actors showing rough fare in rough times.
- About the authors
LEIGH WOODS is Professor of Theatre and Drama and Head of Theatre Studies at the University of Michigan, USA.
'Woods shows how international performers in American vaudeville and British music hall wrought new understandings of celebrity, gender, patriotism and empire. This lively storyilluminates an era in global culture that bears important lessons for our own time.' - Robert W. Snyder, Rutgers-Newark; Author of The Voice of the City: Vaudeville and Popular Culture
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- Book Title
- Transatlantic Stage Stars in Vaudeville and Variety
- Book Subtitle
- Celebrity Turns
- L. Woods
- Series Title
- Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
- Palgrave Macmillan US
- Copyright Holder
- Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
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- Number of Pages
- XI, 307
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