Music Hall Mimesis in British Film, 1895-1960 (Hardcover)

On the Halls on the Screen

By Paul Matthew St Pierre

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 9781611473995, 262pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

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St. Pierre examines strategies of representing British music hall performance and the performance of the body in British cinema in the silent era and the sound era. The focus is on films of Fred and Joe Evans, Frank Randle, Will Hay, George Formby, Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane, Cicely Courtneidge, Jessie Matthews, Norman Evans, Max Miller, Stanley Holloway, Jack Warner, Gracie Fields, and Charles Chaplin. Consideration is given to themes such as war propaganda and gender impersonation

About the Author

Paul Matthew St. Pierre is associate professor of English at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.