The Music Hall in British Popular Culture, 1852-1918

The Music Hall in British Popular Culture, 1852-1918

From the Pleasure Gardens and song-and-supper rooms of the early 19th century, through the birth of music-hall with Charles Morton, ‘Father of the Halls’, to the death of Marie Lloyd, ‘Queen of the Halls’, we trace the rise and decline of Music Hall, profile several of its greatest performers, and explore the complex relationship between music hall and the social, political, and cultural history of the day.

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