Variety-Vaudeville 101

Music Halls, Variety, Vaudeville and Burlesque
by John Kenrick

(Copyright 1996-2011)

Fay TempletonBeloved comedienne Fay Templeton, in the tights often worn by women in early variety.

The modern musical received its format from operetta, but got its comic soul from the variety stages of Britain, France and America.

These essays are the same ones found in our History of Musicals, plus several special features created in response to user requests for more on variety, vaudeville and burlesque.

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