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Author Hindson, Catherine, author

Title London's West End actresses and the origins of celebrity charity, 1880-1920 / Catherine Hindson
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2016
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Series Studies in theatre history and culture
Studies in theatre history and culture.
Contents Introduction: the stand and deliver business, 1880-1920 -- Charity and the West End theatre industry. London charity and the West End theatre industry -- 'Help from the theatres': the theatre industry and the fundraising matinee -- Staging wonderlands: public charity events. Audacious, sparkling and sprightly swindling: the charity bazaar -- Staging wonderlands: charity costume balls -- 'Shoulder rubbing with celebrities': theatrical tea parties and garden parties -- The stage and war: theatrical charity in times of conflict. 'Killing Kruger with your mouth': the actress, charity recitations and the second Anglo Boer War -- The comforteers: actresses and charity activity during the First World War -- Conclusion: 'get an actress first. if you can't get an actress then get a duchess'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Actresses -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Actresses -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Charities -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Charities -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Theater and society -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Theater and society -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015033817
ISBN 1609384261 (electronic bk.)
9781609384265 (electronic bk.)