Murder Mayhem and Music HallMurder Mayhem and Music Hall



Praise for Chaplin's Music Hall, also by Barry Anthony: '[Barry] Anthony is particularly good at exploring the fragility of the lives built by these performers, the instability as their audience shifted its allegiance from music hall to ...

Author: Barry Anthony

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857726827

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The Strand is one of London's most iconic streets - today the bustling and thriving home of West End theatres and the luxurious Savoy hotel; in the Victorian era, the Strand was a much more seedy and destitute part of the city. Barry Anthony here explores the criminal and socially subversive behaviour which abounded in and around the Victorian Strand. He introduces us to a vast range of personalities - from prostitutes, confidence tricksters, vagrants and cadgers to the actors, comedians and music hall stars who trod the boards of the Strand's early theatres.

Murder Mayhem and Music HallMurder Mayhem and Music Hall



Barry Anthony here explores the criminal and socially subversive behaviour which abounded in and around the Victorian Strand.

Author: Barry Anthony

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1780766343

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Page: 256

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The Strand is one of London's most iconic streets - today the bustling and thriving home of West End theatres and the luxurious Savoy hotel; in the Victorian era, the Strand was a much more seedy and destitute part of the city. Barry Anthony here explores the criminal and socially subversive behaviour which abounded in and around the Victorian Strand. He introduces us to a vast range of personalities - from prostitutes, confidence tricksters, vagrants and cadgers to the actors, comedians and music hall stars who trod the boards of the Strand's early theatres.

Murder Mayhem Mystery in San MiguelMurder Mayhem Mystery in San Miguel



'Acted like a music hall act,' George summed the Twerp up, but that meant nothing to the police or translator. I finally got to vouch for George's time since we came home from the party. 'Everyone went to bed as soon as we could last ...

Author: Richard Crissman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595356706

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Page: 276

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This funny book takes a piercing look at the gringos living in the central highlands of Mexico. Maybe it is the altitude of 6,500 feet, or maybe it is a privilege of wealthy people, but Americans are pretty independent cusses when they settle in San Miguel de Allende. Jack and Penny Battle live in San Miguel, where he writes pretty poor detective novels and his beautiful wife pas the bills. They solve the murder of an old dear who writes pornography in the first story. Political activists make fools of themselves in the second story, and one of them is killed for political correctness and money. In the third story the Battles make a dangerous political force out of their gardener. Then a promoter of shady subdivisions defrauds the whole American colony, and is pulled up short by Penny Battle who pays no attention to Jack's advice to stay out of it. To know these people is to laugh, as much with them as at them. Pull up a tall drink and enjoy yourself.

Palaces of PleasurePalaces of Pleasure



From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment Lee Jackson ... 'Charles Morton, “Father of the Halls”', The Ludgate, March 1900, pp. ... Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall, I.B. Tauris, 2015.

Author: Lee Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245097

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Page: 320

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An energetic and exhilarating account of the Victorian entertainment industry, its extraordinary success and enduring impact The Victorians invented mass entertainment. As the nineteenth century’s growing industrialized class acquired the funds and the free time to pursue leisure activities, their every whim was satisfied by entrepreneurs building new venues for popular amusement. Contrary to their reputation as dour, buttoned-up prudes, the Victorians reveled in these newly created ‘palaces of pleasure’. In this vivid, captivating book, Lee Jackson charts the rise of well-known institutions such as gin palaces, music halls, seaside resorts and football clubs, as well as the more peculiar attractions of the pleasure garden and international exposition, ranging from parachuting monkeys and human zoos to theme park thrill rides. He explores how vibrant mass entertainment came to dominate leisure time and how the attempts of religious groups and secular improvers to curb ‘immorality’ in the pub, variety theater and dance hall faltered in the face of commercial success. The Victorians’ unbounded love of leisure created a nationally significant and influential economic force: the modern entertainment industry.

Arthur Symons Spiritual Adventures Arthur Symons Spiritual Adventures



There is a useful overview of the song's impact in Barry Anthony, Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall (London: I. B. Tauris, 2015), pp. 98–114. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) became increasingly well known in 11 Victorian ...

Author: Nicholas Freeman

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781781886137

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Page: 272

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Arthur Symons is best known for his poetry, his critical study The Symbolist Movement in Literature (1900), and his editorship of The Savoy (1896). Poised between decadence and modernism, his short fiction has been less heralded, but deserves a much wider audience for its haunting portraits of painters, pianists, actresses, and aesthetes struggling to balance the competing demands of art and life. Fully annotated and supplemented by valuable contextual materials, the first critical edition of Symons’s fiction reprints Spiritual Adventures (1905), alongside four uncollected early stories and a revealing selection of his essays on travel, music, and theatre.

Jacob s RoomJacob s Room



(n.d.), 'William Maxwell and the Building of the Collection', Edinburgh Napier University, http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/library/Documents/ EdwardClark/WilliamMaxwell.pdf Anthony, Barry (2015), Murder, Mayhem And Music Hall: The ...

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521846745

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Page: 926

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This edition is for students and academics of Woolf's works. It aims to be as comprehensive as possible in providing an authoritative text, hundreds of explanatory notes and an extensive introduction describing the composition of the novel and its critical reception 1922-41.

Warrior Generation 1865 1885Warrior Generation 1865 1885



Murder, Mayhem, and Music Hall: The Dark Side of Victorian London. London: I. B. Tauris, 2015. Archer, Thomas. Terrible Sights of London. London: Stanley Rivers, 1870. “The Army and Navy.” Boys of England 4, no. 9, reissue January 11, ...

Author: Richard Fulton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350138773

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Page: 344

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Richard Fulton's Warrior Generation 1865-1885 fundamentally rethinks the efficacy of an institutional drive among influential middle-class opinion leaders to militarize lower-class boys in Victorian Britain. He contends that instead of engendering the desired cultural militarism, as has been commonly argued, their push had merely contributed to a fast-developing culture of adventure and masculinity. Challenging this popular assumption, Fulton carefully reexamines many of the oft cited touchstones of militaristic influence on lower-class boys, deeply assessing their actual effects on the behaviours and cultural practices of this generation. He explores a range of themes from, among others, the propagation of the military's message in school curricula (and its glorification in students' textbooks), to the military's heroic depiction and ubiquitous presence in lower-class boys' entertainment and popular media.

The KinetoscopeThe Kinetoscope



... Jester: the life of Dan Leno, Victorian Comic Genius (2010); Chaplin's Music Hall: the Chaplins and Their Circle in the Limelight (2012); Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall (2015); and A Victorian Film Enterprise (with Richard Brown).

Author: Richard Brown

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969319

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Page: 243

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The story of how the motion-picture device was developed, and its role in Victorian society and early cinema. The position of the kinetoscope in film history is central and undisputed; indicative of its importance is the detailed attention American scholars have given to examining its history. However, the Kinetoscope’s development in Britain has not been well documented and much current information about it is incomplete and out of date. This book, for the first time, presents a comprehensive account of the unauthorized and often colorful development of British kinetoscopes, using many previously unpublished sources. The commercial and technical backgrounds of the kinetoscope are looked at in detail; the style and content of the earliest British films analyzed; and the device’s place in the wider world of Victorian popular entertainment examined. In addition, a unique legal case is revealed and a number of previously unrecorded film pioneers are identified and discussed.

The Adventures of Maud West Lady DetectiveThe Adventures of Maud West Lady Detective



Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall: The Dark Side of Victorian London. I. B. Tauris, 2015 Ashton, John. The History of Gambling in England. Duckworth & Co., 1898 Billington-Greig, Teresa. 'The Truth About White Slavery'.

Author: Susannah Stapleton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509867318

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Page: 320

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'If you are susceptible to Miss Marple and Harriet Vane you must read The Adventures of Maud West. You will never know the difference between fact and fiction again.' – Jill Paton Walsh, author of the Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mysteries. Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having started sleuthing on behalf of society’s finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, beneath the public persona, she was forced to hide vital aspects of her own identity in order to thrive in a class-obsessed and male-dominated world. And – as historical researcher Susannah Stapleton reveals – she was a most unreliable witness to her own life. Who was Maud? And what was the reality of being a female private detective in the Golden Age of Crime? Interweaving tales from Maud West’s own ‘casebook’ with social history and extensive original research, Stapleton investigates the stories Maud West told about herself in a quest to uncover the truth. With walk-on parts by Dr Crippen and Dorothy L. Sayers, Parisian gangsters and Continental blackmailers, The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective is both a portrait of a woman ahead of her time and a deliciously salacious glimpse into the underbelly of ‘good society’ during the first half of the twentieth century.

Carmen AbroadCarmen Abroad



In 1877 Hersee also managed her own opera company: see Barry Anthony, Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall: The Dark Side of Victorian 10 11 13 nineteen performances of Carmen in Melbourne, twelve in Sydney and 174 MURPHY.

Author: Richard Langham Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481618

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A transnational history of the performance, reception, translation, adaptation and appropriation of Bizet's Carmen from 1875 to 1945. This volume explores how Bizet's opera swiftly travelled the globe, and how the story, the music, the staging and the singers appealed to audiences in diverse contexts.