Prima Donnas and Soubrettes of Light Opera and Musical Comedy in America (Paperback)
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This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of light opera and musical comedy in turn-of-the-century America. Strang offers detailed biographies of some of the era's most famous performers, including Lillian Russell, Anna Held, and Fay Templeton. He also discusses the cultural context of this popular entertainment form, examining topics such as the rise of urbanization and the emergence of the middle class. This book will appeal to theater enthusiasts and social historians alike.
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