Music Hall & Modernity [electronic resource] : Late Victorian Discovery Of Popular Culture / Barry J. Faulk.
- Athens : Ohio University Press, c2004.
1 online resource (257 p.)
- Popular culture in literature.
Performing arts in literature.
Popular culture -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Performing arts -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- England -- London -- History and criticism.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) in literature.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
London (England) -- In literature.
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
- Electronic books.
- The late-Victorian discovery of the music hall by English intellectuals marks a crucial moment in the history of popular culture. Music Hall and Modernity demonstrates how such pioneering cultural critics as Arthur Symons and Elizabeth Robins Pennell used the music hall to secure and promote their professional identity as guardians of taste and national welfare. These social arbiters were, at the same time, devotees of the spontaneous culture of "the people." In examining fiction from Walter Besant, Hall Caine, and Henry Nevinson, performance criticism from William Arche
- Introduction : the popular not the public
Music hall : the middle class makes a subculture
Camp expertise : Arthur Symons, music hall, and the defense of theory
Spies and experts : Laura Ormiston Chant among late-Victorian professionals
Tales of the culture industry : professional women, mimic men, and Victorian music hall
"Spectacular" bodies : tableaux vivants at the Palace Theatre
Conclusion : Cyrene at the Alhambra.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-236) and index.
Description based on print version record.
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