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By Paul Maloney

Focusing on Glasgow’s earliest surviving song corridor, the Britannia, later the Panopticon, this e-book explores the function of 1 of the city’s so much iconic cultural venues in the cosmopolitan leisure marketplace that emerged in British towns within the 19th century. laying off gentle at the expanding variety of industrial leisure supplied through such venues – providing every little thing from song corridor, early cinema and novice nights to waxworks, menageries and freak exhibits – this learn additionally encompasses the version of community-based, working-class track corridor which characterized the Panopticon’s later years, tough narratives of the primacy of urban centre variety.

Providing a finished research of this dynamic well known theatre of the economic age, Maloney examines the position of the hall’s managers, advertising and promotional suggestions, audiences, and appearing genres from the hall’s commencing in 1859 until eventually ultimate closure in 1938. The publication additionally explores level representations of Irish and Jewish immigrant groups found in surrounding urban centre parts, demonstrating the Britannia’s diasporic hyperlinks to different British towns and centres in North the USA, hence delivering a multifaceted and pioneering account of this nonetheless extant Victorian track hall.

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