American vaudeville as ritual by Albert F. McLean

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Published by University of Kentucky Press in [Lexington, Ky.] .

Written in English

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  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Vaudeville -- United States,
  • Popular culture -- United States

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Statement[by] Albert F. McLean, Jr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1968.U5 M3
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 250 p.
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5941261M
LC Control Number65011830

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By examining vaudeville as folk ritual, the book reveals the unconscious symbolism basic to vaudeville-in its humor, magic, animal acts, music, and playlets, and also in the performers and the managers -- which gave form to the dominant American myth of success.

By examining vaudeville as folk ritual, the book reveals the unconscious symbolism basic to vaudeville-in its humor, magic, animal acts, music, and playlets, and also in the performers and the managers―which gave form to the dominant American myth of success.

American vaudeville as ritual. [Albert F McLean] -- This study affords an entirely new view of the nature of modern popular entertainment. American vaudeville is here regarded as the carefully elaborated ritual serving the different and paradoxical.

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This book, crammed with the authentic voices of the men and women who were vaudeville, re-creates for us the excitement, the razzle-dazzle, the history of vaudeville, the essence of vaudeville with seventy-three extraordinary pieces culled from articles, memoirs, editorials, commentaries, critiques and s: 1.

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or the Book That Made Vaudeville Famous. by Trav S.D., pages, on line prices range from $15 to $25, Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYC, NY,ISBN As sassy as its title, this book is a new vaudevillian’s affectionate take on his professional heritage.

Best known today as a footnote in the career of Eddie Cantor, Jean Bedini (ca. ) began his career as a juggler who was teamed up with Roy Arthur shortly after the turn of the last century.

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18 Royle as reprinted in Stein, Stein, Charles W., ed. American Vaudeville as Seen by its Contemporaries. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,25 American vaudeville as ritual book Keith as quoted in McLean, Albert F. American Vaudeville as Ritual. University of Kentucky Press,Core Books Vaudeville.

The comic offense from Vaudeville to contemporary comedy: Larry David, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Chappelle / Rick DesRochers; Blue vaudeville: Sex, morals and the mass marketing of amusement, / Andrew L. Erdman; Rank ladies [electronic resource]: Gender and cultural hierarchy in American vaudeville / M.

Alison Kibler. The historical novels are set in Boston between and —vaudeville’s peak years and its decline. The series offers an intimate look into the daily lives of vaudevillians as they trudged from train station to boardinghouse to band call at the current week’s theatre.

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Attempts to start a scholarly discussion about vaudeville, but maybe takes the thesis a bit too far. Vaudeville, USA, by John DiMeglio. Vaudeville, a farce with music. The term vaudeville, adopted in the United States from the Parisian boulevard theatre, is probably a corruption of vaux-de-vire, satirical songs in couplets, sung to popular airs in the 15th century in the Val-de-Vire (Vau-de-Vire), Normandy, France.

It passed into theatrical usage in the early 18th century to describe a device employed by professional actors to. Some of the most famous vaudeville performers began at an early age. Like the Yiddish theater and the circus, vaudeville was a family affair — singing sisters, dancing brothers, and flying families.

Vaudeville: Selected full-text books and articles American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years, from By Russell Sanjek Oxford University Press, vol.2,   As Albert F.

McClain points out in his book, American Vaudeville as Ritual, Vaudeville acts were much more than just a source of entertainment; they were a source of symbolism, used both to express the past experiences of the immigrant masses of cities, which included the Irish, as well as express their aspirations in America [2].

Antonio Pastor ( – Aug ) was an American impresario, variety performer and theatre owner who became one of the founding forces behind American vaudeville in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. He was sometimes referred to as the "Dean of Vaudeville." The strongest elements of his entertainments were an almost jingoistic brand of United States patriotism and a strong.

Stein, Charles W., ed. American Vaudeville as Seen by its Contemporaries. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Library of Congress' American Memory: American Variety Stage. Vaudeville Resource Page.

Paul Volpe's Site on Sister Carrie and Legitimate Theatre in the Gilded Age. Looking at the Business of Theatre: Acting A Book on the Open Theatre Pasolli, Robert 3 A Climate of Creativity Suppan, Adolph Theatre History American Vaudeville Douglas Gilbert 1 Theatre History American Vaudeville as Ritual Albert F.

McLEAN JR 1. Theatre History American Vaudeville As seenn BY Its. Edited by Charles W Stein, historian and enthusiastic vaudeville buff, and illustrated with photographs of the stars, the theatres, the playbills, American Vaudeville helps us to recapture the magic of one of the great eras of American show business.

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Vaudeville (/ ˈ v ɔː d (ə) v ɪ l /; French:) is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment born in France at the end of the 19th century. A vaudeville was originally a comedy without psychological or moral intentions, based on a comical situation: a dramatic composition or.

It’s how blacks first broke into show business.) And African American book musicals and revues had been around since the turn of the century. Inthe first primarily black vaudeville circuit was established, the Theatre Owners Booking Association (TOBA).

This. Vaudeville shows presented a wide diversity of performers as well. While the art form was still subject to the prejudices of the time, audiences could view shows ranging from African-American tap dancers the Nicholas Brothers to Yiddish plays, with many in between. McLean, Albert F.

Jr, in a stimulating reappraisal of American Vaudeville as Ritual (University of Kentucky Press, ), argues that, in style and content, vaudeville was reaffirming the American dream of success, glamour and perpetual novelty; that it attracted an audience of ‘New Folk’—city dwellers and immigrants; that it was a folk.

The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville provides a unique record of what was once America's preeminent form of popular entertainment from the late s through the early s. It includes entries not only on the entertainers themselves, but also on those who worked behind the scenes, the theatres, genres, and historical terms.

Entries on individual vaudevillians include biographical information Reviews: 1. Buy a cheap copy of American Vaudeville As Seen By Its Contemporaries (Da Capo Paperback) by Charles W.

Stein - A gently used book at a great low price. Free shipping in the US. Discount books. Let the stories live on. As Albert F. McClain points out in his book, American Vaudeville as Ritual, Vaudeville acts were much more than just a source of entertainment; they were a source of symbolism, used both to express the past experiences of the immigrant masses of cities, which included the Irish, as well as express their aspirations in America.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts > Vaudeville Nation Bibliography. Abbott, Lynn, and Doug Seroff. " 'They Cert'ly Sound Good to Me': Sheet Music, Southern Vaudeville, and the Commercial Ascendancy of the Blues," American Music (Winter ).

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[Arthur Ashley, Herbert Crooker, Donald Duncan, Ernest Emmerling, Lester Eichel, George Fineberg, Elliott Reviews: 3. Jews and the History of American Silent Film But as Albert McClean has shown in his book on vaudeville, Vaudeville as Ritual, they also showed the immigrant overcoming obstacles and developing a new sort of personality, urban and rough, but decidedly emotional and enduring.

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Live vaudeville was once the leading form of American entertainment--until talkies killed it. But it was a training ground for movie icons like the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, Fred Astaire, Mae West, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland, and even Cary Grant.

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Fortified by decades of research, the author/5(3). By Frank Cullen, Founder/Director, American Vaudeville Museum. Vaudeville was America’s first big-time show business, a coast to coast enterprise that at its height reached as many as theatres and employed as many as 50, people full- or part-time as entertainers and a nearly equal number in related business and crafts.

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I think the The Vaudeville book falls to the comedy aspect of the genre because that is really the only thing you could put in a book.Another book providing information on jazz in American vaudeville and circuses is Mark Berresford’s That’s Got ‘Em! The Life and Music of Wilbur C.

Sweatman. In chronicling the life of pioneering jazz and vaudeville clarinetist Wilbur Sweatman, Berresford investigates some previously unexplored areas of the early history of jazz.

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