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Author Faulk, Barry J.

Title Music hall & modernity : the late-Victorian discovery of popular culture / Barry J. Faulk
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : the popular not the public -- Music hall : the middle class makes a subculture -- Camp expertise : Arthur Symons, music hall, and the defense of theory -- Spies and experts : Laura Ormiston Chant among late-Victorian professionals -- Tales of the culture industry : professional women, mimic men, and Victorian music hall -- "Spectacular" bodies : tableaux vivants at the Palace Theatre -- Conclusion : Cyrene at the Alhambra
Summary The late-Victorian discovery of the music hall by English intellectuals marks a crucial moment in the history of popular culture. Music Hall and Modernity demonstrates how such pioneering cultural critics as Arthur Symons and Elizabeth Robins Pennell used the music hall to secure and promote their professional identity as guardians of taste and national welfare. These social arbiters were, at the same time, devotees of the spontaneous culture of "the people." In examining fiction from Walter Besant, Hall Caine, and Henry Nevinson, performance criticism from William Archer and Max Beerbohm,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
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Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- England -- London -- History and criticism.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) in literature.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Performing arts in literature.
Performing arts -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture in literature.
Popular culture -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
London (England) -- In literature.
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821441396 (electronic bk.)
9780821441398 (electronic bk.)
(paperback ; acid-free paper)
(paperback ; acid-free paper)
Other Titles Music hall and modernity