Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850-1914

Maloney, P. (2003) Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850-1914. Series: Studies in popular culture. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719061462

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Abstract

While London dominated the wider British music hall in the 19th century, Glasgow, the Second City of the Empire, was the center of a vigorous Scottish performing culture, one developed in a Presbyterian society with a very different experience of industrial urbanization. It drew heavily on older fairground and traditional forms in developing its own brand of this new urban entertainment. The book explores all aspects of the Scottish music hall industry, from the lives and professional culture of performers and impresarios to the place of music hall in Scottish life. It also explores issues of national identity, both in terms of Scottish audiences' responses to the promotion of imperial themes in songs and performing material, and in the version of Scottish identity projected by Lauder and other kilted acts at home and abroad in America, Canada, Australia and throughout the English-speaking world.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maloney, Dr Paul
Authors: Maloney, P.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Manchester University Press
ISBN:9780719061462
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