Song and Sketch Transcripts of British Music Hall Performers Elsie and Doris Waters (Studies in Music Hall Song and Dance Series, Vol. 1)

Song and Sketch Transcripts of British Music Hall Performers Elsie and Doris Waters (Studies in Music Hall Song and Dance Series, Vol. 1)

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Overview

Characterizing Else Waters (1894-1990) and Doris Waters (1904-78) as the most remarkable female double-act in the history of British music and hall and variety, St. Pierre (English, Simon Fraser U., Vancouver, Canada) has transcribed 50 performances on 78 rpm records and four radio performances. All of them are comic, he says but not all satire, and not all directed against men, though the two voiced a specifically exclusionary feminism that celebrated the company of single women, often at the expense of men. He includes an introduction, notes explaining the popular phrases and terms of the period, and lists of their recordings and film and broadcast performances. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773466562
Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Series: Studies in Music Hall Song and Dance Series , #1
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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