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British Music Hall: An Illustrated History

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Music-hall lies at the root of all modern popular entertainment. It grew from the songs that people sang for their own entertainment in taverns at the start of the nineteenth century. Within a few years rooms were added to inns for shows to be staged. Instead of folk songs and traditional airs, songs were specially composed for music-hall's first professional singers. Purp ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 20th 2005 by Sutton
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Richard Anthony Baker is the son of a one-time music-hall comedian. Will Keogh, a former BBC News Assistant Editor, his many radio programmes include comedy scripts for 'Week Ending', a series on music-hall and his own weekly programme for BBC, Radio Five.
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