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British Music Hall in the First World War: Myths and Realities

Abstract : Abstract British Music Hall in the First World War: Myths and Realities Victorian music hall has been much studied, Edwardian music hall less so, and there is no comprehensive study of British music hall during the First World War. Mentioned in passing by writers at the time and historians since, the music hall of 1914-18 has been presented as evidence of universal war fever taking over the civilian population, far from the realities of massacre in the trenches. As part of my book project on wartime music hall, I have collected a corpus of over a thousand songs. By examining these, I will attempt to answer the following questions – Was wartime music hall typically jingoistic? Were anti-war songs or social protest songs possible on the music hall stage? Who decided on the content of the songs and how? What can wartime music hall tell us about popular attitudes of the time?
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John Mullen. British Music Hall in the First World War: Myths and Realities. The Grove: Working Papers in English studies, Universidad de Jaen, 2012. ⟨hal-02511815⟩

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