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Music hall & modernity [electronic resource] : the late-Victorian discovery of popular culture / Barry J. Faulk.

Author:
Faulk, Barry J. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Athens: Ohio University Press, ©2004]
Description:
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages) : illustrations
Summary note:
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 Archer and Max Beerbohm,
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History
Other title(s):
Music hall and modernity
ISBN:
  • 9780821441398 (electronic bk.)
  • 0821441396 (electronic bk.)
  • (paperback ; acid-free paper)
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