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|Description:||x, 258 p. : ill ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: social history, cultural studies and the cad; 1. The Victorian middle class and the problem of leisure; 2. A role analysis of working-class respectability; 3. Ally Soper's half-holiday: comic art in the 1880s; 4. Business and good fellowship in the London music hall; 5. Champagne Charlie and the music hall swell song: 6. Music-hall and the knowingness of popular culture; 7. The Victorian barmaid as cultural prototype; 8. Musical comedy and the rhetoric of the girl, 1892-1914; 9. Breaking the sound barrier; Notes; Index.|
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- Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
- City and town life -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
- Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- City and town life
- Manners and customs
- Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
- Popular culture
- Great Britain