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Britain Had Talent: A History of Variety Theatre

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In the first major academic work to examine British variety theatre, Double provides a detailed history of this art form and analyzes its performance dynamics and techniques. Encompassing singers, comedians, dancers, magicians, ventriloquists and diverse specialty acts, this vibrant book draws on a series of new interviews with variety veterans.

About the Author

OLIVER DOUBLE is a senior lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. Once a stand-up comedian himself, his teaching in this area is highly acclaimed and has received national media attention. He is the author of Getting the Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy (Methuen, 2005) and Stand Up! On Being a Comedian (Methuen, 1997).

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART I: HISTORY OF VARIETY PERFORMANCE

Britain's Got Talent

The Variety Bill

Music Hall becomes Variety

The Golden Age of Variety

Variety Falls Apart

PART II: PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS

Personality

Participation

Skill

Novelty

PART III: VARIETY PERFORMANCE TODAY

Variety Now

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230284609
Author:
Double, Oliver
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 illustrations, 2 b/w photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Acting
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Comedy Business and Criticism
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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