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British Music Hall
By Richard Anthony Baker

British Music Hall

An Illustrated History

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British Music Hall by Richard Anthony Baker

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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. Purpose-built theatres sprang up everywhere and became big business. Britain's working class had for the first time its own form of public entertainment and its own breed of stars. The professional classes found it tawdry and meretricious but serious writers and artists - because of its vitality and colour - were much taken by it and it became simultaneously the haunt of the working classes and the avant-garde, including the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII). With a wonderful roll-call of names - Marie Lloyd, Lottie Collins, Harry Lauder and Little Tich - and the songs that have made an indelible impression - I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay - Richard Anthony Baker's book is more than a nostalgic glimpse of a world now passed away. It is a hugely engaging slice of social history, rich in humour, tragedy and bathos

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750936859
ISBN-10: 0750936851
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Anthony Baker

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. He is also the author of 'Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music-halls.

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