British Sport - A Bibliography to 2000

British Sport - A Bibliography to 2000

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135287429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 310

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Volume two of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

“Don’t Forget The Pierrots!'' The Complete History of British Pierrot Troupes & Concert Parties

“Don’t Forget The Pierrots!'' The Complete History of British Pierrot Troupes & Concert Parties

Author: Tony Lidington

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000686142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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This volume is the first authoritative historical textbook to look at the origins, development and evolution of seaside pierrot troupes and concert parties and their popular performance heritage. It will provide, for the first time, a definition of the pierrot troupe and its evolution from the roots of European popular traditions such as the commedia dell’arte and minstrelsy, to links between music hall and contemporary popular culture. Tony Lidington will explore how pierrot troupes grew from a single idea into a major international cultural industry and how it boosted morale and national identity during the two World Wars, before sublimating into contemporary pop music and comedy. Tony’s continuing practice as research provides an experiential framework for the historical and ethnographic analysis of the form. This book will be of vital interest to students, researchers, and performers of outdoor (al fresco) arts, clowning and comedy, minstrelsy, vernacular music-making and music hall.