Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin, 1890 to 1939

Platt, Len; Becker, Tobias and Linton, David, eds. 2014. Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin, 1890 to 1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107051003 [Edited Book]

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In the decades before the Second World War, popular musical theatre was one of the most influential forms of entertainment. This is the first book to reconstruct early popular musical theatre as a transnational and highly cosmopolitan industry that included everything from revues and operettas to dance halls and cabaret. Bringing together contributors from Britain and Germany, this collection moves beyond national theatre histories to study Anglo-German relations at a period of intense hostility and rivalry. Chapters frame the entertainment zones of London and Berlin against the wider trading routes of cultural transfer, where empire and transatlantic song and dance produced, perhaps for the first time, a genuinely international culture.. Exploring adaptations and translations of works under the influence of political propaganda, this collection will be of interest both to musical theatre enthusiasts and to those interested in the wider history of modernism.

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Edited Book

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English and Comparative Literature
Theatre and Performance (TAP)



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11 Dec 2017 11:44

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11 Jan 2018 09:24



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