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Murder, mayhem and music hall : the dark side of Victorian London

Author: Barry Anthony
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Barry Anthony explores the criminal and socially subversive behaviourwhich abounded in and around the Victor- ian Strand. He introduces us to a vast range of characters - from prostitutes, confidence tricksters, vagrants and cadgers, to the actors, comedians and music-hall stars who trod the boards of the Strand's early theatres. He tells the stories of Lottie Collins, whose music-hall song  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anthony, Barry.
Murder, mayhem and music hall
(OCoLC)894276119
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Anthony
ISBN: 9780857737137 0857737139
OCLC Number: 910237621
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Where's Troy? --
2. The Disappearance of Love --
3. The Dark Arches --
4. The Lord Chief Baron of the Coal Hole --
5. Old Stock and Fancy Goods --
6. The Importance of Being Ernest ... and Frederick --
7. Sam and Maud --
8. Kicking Over the Traces --
9. A Peep into the Unknown --
10. Looking for Mugs in the Strand --
11. The Casebook of Maurice Moser --
12. Alias Jack the Ripper --
13. Crystals of Morphine --
14. An Adelphi Drama --
15. Madame St John --
16. The Backside of St Clement's.
Responsibility: Barry Anthony.

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A dazzling history of Victorian London's theatre scene involving a larger than life cast of actors, tricksters, impresarios, prostitutes, comedians and more  Read more...

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