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American popular entertainment : papers and proceedings of the Conference on the History of American Popular Entertainment

Author: Myron Matlaw; American Society for Theatre Research.; Theatre Library Association.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1979.
Series: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conference on the History of American Popular Entertainment (1977 : New York Public Library at Lincoln Center).
American popular entertainment.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1979
(OCoLC)643687010
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myron Matlaw; American Society for Theatre Research.; Theatre Library Association.
ISBN: 0313210721 9780313210723
OCLC Number: 4933528
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface / Myron Matlaw --
Notes from an old girl watcher / Monroe Lippman --
Vaudeville : entertainment of the masses / Bill Smith --
Show biz in blackface : the evolution of the minstrel show as a theatrical form / Robert C. Toll --
Ethnic comedy in vaudeville and burlesque / Paul Antonie Distler --
At my mother's knee (and other low joints) / Ralph G. Allen --
Modern burlesque : discussions and skits / Morton Minksy [and others] --
Blacks in vaudeville : Broadway and beyond / Helen Armstead-Johnson --
"A little letter to Mamma" : traditions in Yiddish vaudeville / Nahma Sandrow --
George L. Fox and Bowery pantomime / Laurence Senelick --
The vocal and theatrical music of Bert Williams and his associates / Max Morath --
Dr. Kronkhite revisited / Joe Smith. Trouping through Texas : Harley Sadler and his own show / Clifford Ashby --
Tent rep : Broadway's poor relation / William L. Slout --
Trouping with the Schaffners / Caroline Schaffner --
Circus and side shows / Marcello Truzzi --
The evolution of the circus in nineteenth-century America / Richard W. Flint --
The origin of the circus parade wagon / George Speaight --
The Wild West exhibition : a fraudulent reality / William Brasmer --
Recollections of medicine show life / Mae Noell --
Tripping on the light fantastic toe : popular dance of early Portland, Oregon, 1800-1864 / Jenifer P. Winsted --
Gabriel Ravel and the Martinetti family : the popularity of pantomime in 1855 / Gretchen A. Schneider --
Ruth St. Denis : dance popularizer with "high art" pretensions / Suzanne Shelton --
Disneyland and the "Los Angelization" of the arts / James H. Bierman. The "Theatre Western" of Marseilles or the French metamorphosis of an American popular myth / Denis Gontard --Popular entertainments : summing up / Ray B. Browne --
American popular entertainment : a historical perspective bibliography / Don B. Wilmeth.
Series Title: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Myron Matlaw ; sponsored jointly by American Society for Theatre Research and Theatre Library Association.

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?This overview of popular entertainment and its influences is highly recommended for general and academic libraries.?-Library Journal

 
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