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Autor: Arthur Frank Wertheim
ISBN-13: 9781403968265
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 332
Gewicht: 596 g
Format: 246x189x mm
Sprache: Englisch

Vaudeville Wars

Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
How the Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits Controlled the Big-Time and Its Performers
Prologue PART ONE: ORIGINS OF THE KEITH CIRCUIT, 1883-1892 Farm Boy to Circus Grifter On the Bowery 'Well, Sam, I'd Rather You Would' 'The Die Was Cast, I Was to Be a Showman' 'Cleanliness, Comfort, and Courtesy' PART TWO: ORIGINS OF THE ORPHEUM CIRCUIT, 1887-1900 San Francisco's Orpheum Walter's Comeback PART THREE: UPSTAGING TONY PASTOR, 1893-1894 The Dean of Vaudeville The Battle at Union Square PART FOUR: EXPANSION, 1894-1900 Quadruple Circuit Martin Beck and The Great Orpheum Circuit PART FIVE: CONSOLIDATIONH AND REVOLT, 1900-1901 Association of Vaudeville Managers The White Rats Strike PART SIX: VAUDEVILLE BATTLES, 1902-1909 Strong-arm Tactics The Combine and Ubo Morris Challenges the Ubo The Blacklist PART SEVEN: VAUDEVILLIANS VS. THE COMBINE, 1910-1911 The Vaudeville Machine Grievances Broadway Sime and the British Lion PART EIGHT: ALBEE TAKES CONYTOL, 1912-1919 How Albee Stole the Palace Albee's Company Union Mountford Strikes Back PART NINE: OMINOUS WARNINGS, 1920-1926 The Small-Time King The Orpheum Responds PART TEN: THE DEMISE OF THE BIG-TIME, 1926-1930 What Is Wrong with Vaudeville? Kennedy's Takeover The Curtain Descends
This book maps the intriguing story about how the tycoons of the two most powerful circuits, Keith-Albee in the East and the Orpheum in the West, conspired to control the big time. Despite the battles between the performers and the circuit moguls, the vaudeville wars forged an electrifying entertainment that at its zenith brought joy to millions.
Autor: Arthur Frank Wertheim
ISBN-13:: 9781403968265
ISBN: 1403968268
Verlag: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Gewicht: 596g
Seiten: 332
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2006
Sonstiges: Buch, 246x189x mm