Books

Vaudeville & Music Hall Books

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  • BK21 - Old Time Variety - An Illustrated History

    by Richard Anthony Baker Hardback with dust jacket, 240mm x 163mm, 256pp, 12-page index, black & white illustrations of artistes Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) As one of the richest sources of diversion for the people of Britain between the end of the First World War and the 1960s, the Variety theatre emerged from the embers of music hall, a vulgar and rumbustious entertainment that had held the working classes in thrall since the 1840s. The Variety theatre was constantly under threat, first from revue, then radio, the cinema, girlie shows, the birth of rock 'n' roll and finally television. Learn More
  • BK17 - Guide to British Theatres, 1750-1950

    by John Earl and Michael Sell Paperback, 217mm x 142mm, 290pp, numerous black & white illustrations. Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) Profusely illustrated, this book covers all surviving theatres built before 1950. The writers make authoritative and realistic assessments of their quality ..... and in the case of 'sleepers' separate the hopeless cases from those who have real potential and those whose reopening as theatres should be a top priority. More than 650 theatres are detailed, as well as hundreds of lost theatres and biographical notes on the principal theatre architects. Learn More

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