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The show must go on! : popular song in Britain during the First World War

Author: John Mullen
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington : Ashgate, [2015]
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally published in French as Chanson populaire en Grande-Bretagne pendant la Grande Guerre 1914-1918 in 2012.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mullen
ISBN: 9781472441584 1472441583 9781472441591 1472441591
OCLC Number: 903436714
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published in French as Chanson populaire en Grande-Bretagne pendant la Grande Guerre 1914-1918 in 2012.
Description: 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Battles, Society and Entertainment --
Portrait of an Industry : Producing Popular Music, 1914-1918 --
A Star in Focus 1 : Harry Lauder --
'Scottish ambassador'? --
A Patchwork of Genres --
A Star in Focus 2 : Vesta Tilley --
The Woman Who Played Men --
The Songs and Their Content --
A Star in Focus 3 : Marie Lloyd --
'Our Marie' --
If you were the only girl in the world' : Women, Men and Love in Music-hall Song --
A Star in Focus 4 : Harry Champion --
'the spirit of the poorer parts of London' --
Songs about the War : Elite Voices and People's Voices --
'I want to go home ' : Soldiers' Songs and Other Non-commercial Songs.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Responsibility: John Mullen.
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'This wide-ranging and sensitive book demonstrates a deep understanding of the byways of British wartime society and the complex but fascinating ways in which popular song and star performers were Read more...

 
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