THEATRE ARTS 126

POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS: ORIGINS AND FORMS

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:  DUE DATES
DATE DUE TOPICS
February 6 1. Columbian Exposition, Chicago, and its Midway. See:
  • Rydell, All the World's a Fair, 1984).
2. Madame Tussaud's, London, and the Wax Museum; or see documentary on Tussaud's life and influence.
March 11 T.D. Rice and the beginnings of minstrelsy; recent theories.
In addition to sources listed elsewhere, see:
  • Eric Lott, Love & Theft
  • Dale Cockrell, Demons Of Disorder
  • W.T. Lhamon, Jr. Raising Cain: Blackface Performance
    From Jim Crow To Hip Hop.
  • W.T. Mahar, Behind the Burnt Cork Mask.
March 20 Report:

Tony Pastor. Recent videodocumentary (1997) on vaudeville performers.
April 3 Report:

The Minskys and the death of Burlesque. (See Minsky and Machlin, Minsky's Burlesque, 1986).
April 8 Report:

The phenomenon of the revue in America.A recent book of interest is Linda Mizejewski, Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema (Durham/London: Duke University Press, 1999).
April 15 Report:
  • 1. Showboats. Short film and select videos
  • 2. Tom Shows
  • 3. Toby shows: The Neil E. Schaffner Tent Rep Co. and the Harley Sadler Co.; might al
April 17 Report:

Melodrama: Genre of the Popular Theatre.
April 19 Report:

Dioramas and Panoramas. See:
  • Altick, Shows Of London.

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