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Title Popular musical theatre in London and Berlin, 1890-1939 / edited by Len Platt, Tobias Becker and David Linton.

Published Cambridge New York Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  792.609421 Pop    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction Len Platt, Tobias Becker and David Linton; Part I. The Mechanics of Transfer and Translation: 1. Berlin/London: London/Berlin: an outline of cultural transfer 1890-1914 Len Platt; 2. Local contexts and genre construction in early Continental musical theatre Marion Linhardt; 3. German operetta in the West End and on Broadway Derek B. Scott; 4. The Arcadians and Filmzauber: adaptation and the popular musical theatre text Tobias Becker; 5. How a sweet Viennese girl became a fair international lady: transfer, performance, modernity Stefan Frey; 6. 'A happy man can live in the past': musical theatre transfer in the 1920s and 1930s Len Platt and Tobias Becker; Part II. Atlantic Traffic: 7. Hullo Ragtime! West End revue and the Americanisation of popular culture in pre-1914 Britain Peter Bailey; 8. The Argentine tango: a transatlantic dance on the European Stage Kerstin Lange; 9. Dover Street to Dixie and the politics of cultural transfer and exchange David Linton and Len Platt; 10. The transculturality of stage, song and other media: intermediality in popular musical theatre Carolin Stahrenberg and Nils Grosch; Part III. Representation in Transition: Stage Others: 11. The Sandow Girl and her sisters: the construction and performance of the healthy female body in fin de si├Ęcle musical comedy Viv Gardner; 12. West End musical theatre and the representation of Germany Len Platt; 13. The Tropical Express: an exotic non-stop revue in Nazi Germany Susann Lewrenz; 14. Operetta and propaganda: the politicisation of popular musical theatre in the Third Reich Matthias Kauffmann.
Summary "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"--
Other author Platt, Len, editor.
Becker, Tobias, editor.
Linton, David, 1967- editor.
Subject Musical theater -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Musical theater -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Musical theater -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
Musical theater -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Berlin (Germany) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Berlin (Germany) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Standard Number 99960570994
ISBN 9781107051003 (hardback)
1107051002 (hardback)