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From traveling show to vaudeville

From traveling show to vaudeville

theatrical spectacle in america, 1830-1910

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Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Performing arts -- United States -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Performing arts -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-376) and index.

    ContributionsLewis, Robert M., 1946-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 384 p. :
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22381557M
    ISBN 100801887488
    ISBN 109780801887482
    OCLC/WorldCa153582700

    Before the five Ringling brothers started traveling together as a circus troupe in , they spent a few years performing a vaudeville-style show, in which a couple of brothers would dance, two more would play their instruments, and the final brother would sing.


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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading From Traveling Show to Vaudeville: Theatrical Spectacle in America, Cited by: The book closes with a bibliographic essay that identifies relevant scholarly works.

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Books shelved as vaudeville: Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan, No Applause--Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous. From Traveling Show to Vaudeville Theatrical Spectacle in America Paperback book, edited by Robert M.

Lewis. Very good condition, no writing in the book. Minor flaws/creases, see ng: Free. 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 kind of dramatic composition or.

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Lewis has assembled a remarkable collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century primary sources that document America's age of theatrical.

Before phonographs and moving pictures, live performances dominated American popular entertainment. Carnivals, circuses, dioramas, magicians, mechanical marvels, musicians, and theatrical troupes&#;all visited rural fairgrounds, small-town opera houses, and big-city palaces around the Price: $ Book is in typical used-Good Condition.

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Carnivals, circuses, dioramas, magicians, mechanical marvels, Free shipping over $ Home > From Traveling Show to Vaudeville > Reviews Ultimately the book affords us a new perspective on today's popular culture and shows that despite great advances in technology, the essence of public entertainment has changed little during the last two centuries.".

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But as America's population became less rural and more urbanized, the availability of other forms of entertainment, such as motion pictures, vaudeville and later radio, led to the gradual disappearance of the traveling medicine show. By the s few such companies continued to tour in the United States.

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Lewis, Robert M. From Traveling Show to Vaudeville: Theatrical Spectacle in America, –Cited by: Robert M. Lewis. ed., From Traveling Show to Vaudeville. Theatrical Spectacle in America, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

Singers, dancers, actors, and comedians were the backbone of the traveling show. There were also side show exhibits with human oddities and specialty acts. Traveling circuses and vaudeville troupes are fairly common and provide much-needed entertainment for hard-working folk like the McCarthys.

Harry begins to attend Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show, whose eponymous star is a beautiful, much younger woman with a shady background, though its shadiness isn’t all of her own doing. A traveling performing troupe has come to town.

The owners get everyone organized; the actors make some changes; the stagehands go spread the word through town; and the townspeople arrive. What a show as the villains take on the heroes and the vaudevillians perform in between acts.

NOTE: Permission required to perform this play. Contact info on copyright page. The show included minstrel performances, dancers, circus acts, comedy, musical ensemble pieces, drama and classic opera, and wasknown as one of the few "authentic negro" vaudeville shows around.

It traveled most successfully in the southeast and southwest, and also to Manhattan and Coney Island. Men such as Fayette Lodowick, one of the earliest tent show entrepreneurs, would travel around river towns all over the United States making money on traveling tent shows.

These shows "were utilized for a variety of amusements including medicine shows, moving picture shows, vaudeville shows, circuses, musicals, concert companies, and any. Read "The Tremendous Traveling Melodrama and Vaudeville Show" by Marian Scadden available from Rakuten Kobo.

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From tovaudeville was at the heart of show business in the States. Its stars were America's first stars in the modern sense, and it utterly dominated American popular culture.

Writer and modern-day vaudevillian Trav S.D. chronicles vaudeville's far-reaching impact in Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This is a partial list of vaudeville ion on this list indicates that the subject appeared at least once on the North American vaudeville stage during its heyday between and The source in the citation included with each entry confirms their appearance and cites information in the performance notes section.

Roy Radin (13 November – last seen 13 Mayremains found 10 June ) was an American show business promoter who packaged vaudeville shows and oldies music nostalgia tours in the s and early s. He was probably best known for his attempts to help finance the film The Cotton Club (), and as the subsequent victim of a murder-for-hire at age New York Times 7/1/ (Tiny Tim) is traveling now with something called ''Roy Radin's Vaudeville Show,'' making one-night stands in smaller towns around the country, but Tiny Tim, the falsetto singer who rose to fame in the 's on ''Tiptoe Through the Tulips,'' has 5/5.

Second, at a time when American cities were being transformed by waves of immigration, vaudeville became an agent of assimilation.

The myriad acts. Roberta Wilkes’ mom and dad were vaudeville actors in a traveling tent show and she began performing on stage when she was 3. With help from Karla Burns, a longtime Wichita entertainment fixture.

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Vaudeville was a type of traveling variety show. I always think of May West but the entertainment covered a little bit of everything. 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. A traveling carnival (US English), usually simply called a carnival, or travelling funfair is an amusement show that may be made up of amusement rides, food vendors, merchandise vendors, games of chance and skill, thrill acts, and animal acts.A traveling carnival is not set up at a permanent location, like an amusement park or funfair, but is moved from place to place.

vaudeville (vôd´vĬl), originally a light song, derived from the drinking and love songs formerly attributed to Olivier Basselin and called Vau, or Vaux, de Vire. Similar to the English music hall, American vaudeville was a live entertainment consisting of unrelated songs, dances, acrobatic and magic acts, and humorous skits and sketches by a variety of performers and acts, each on stage for.

Morton began their careers playing in tents and theaters around the country as vaudeville entertainers. Traveling vaudeville shows were the most significant factor in the spread of jazz before the advent of recording, and brought early jazz to appreciative audiences even beforewhen the first jazz recordings became : Steven Lewis.

Book signing on Saturday October 17th,p.m. Book four in the Jazz Age Mystery series by Ellen Mansoor Collier. In s Galveston, society reporter Jazz Cross is in for a surprise when she attends a traveling vaudeville show with her beau, Prohibition Agent James Burton, and sees an old flame in the production.

Another method of publicity taken to sell these many patent medicines was the ever-popular “Medicine Show,” which sometimes resembled a small traveling circus, complete with vaudeville-style entertainment, “Muscle Man” acts; magic tricks, and Native American and Wild West themes.

Traveling entertainers certainly existed prior to the Civil War, but these took the form of medicine shows and circuses, while music halls and burlesque houses provided a less genteel entertainment.

The minstrel show began to be popular in the 's, featuring comic sketches and music. Most of these entertainments were intended for a male only.From Traveling Show to Vaudeville: Theatrical Spectacle in America – Article in The Journal of American Culture 27(3) September with 7 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Robert Sugarman.From the ’s to the ’s, the most popular form of entertainment in the United States was the live variety show known as vaudeville.

It has been estimated that vaudeville employed.