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Musical Comedy on the West End Stage, 1890-1939

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ISBN-10: 1403932255

ISBN-13: 9781403932259

Edition: 2004

Authors: Len Platt

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This work offers an historical treatment of a music theatre that was once at the centre of London's West End. It establishes musical comedy as one of the first industrial cultures and offers fascinating insights into how it functioned ideologically as a celebrated embracing of the modern condition.
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Book details

List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/9/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 207
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Len Platt is Professor of Modern Literatures at Goldsmiths, University of London. His publications include Aristocracies of Fiction: The Idea of Aristocracy in Late-Nineteenth-Century and Early-Twentieth-Century Literature; Musical Theater and American Culture (with David Walsh); Musical Comedy on the West End Stage, 1880–1939; Joyce, Race and Finnegans Wake; and the edited collection Modernism and Race.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Themes and Approaches
Our Sickly Age's End: Musical Comedy and Modernity
Chin Chin Chinaman: Doing Other Cultures
Aristocracy and the Cultural Politics of Modernity
Interventions in the Politics of Gender and Sexuality
The Decline of West End Musical Comedy, 1912-1930
Notes to Appendixes 1, 2 and 3
Selected British Musical Comedies, 1892-1920 (London, West End)
Selected 'Imported' Musical Comedies, 1898-1920 (London, West End)
Selected Musical Comedies, 1921-1939 (London, West End)
Selected Bibliography
Index