Music Hall and Variety reading list

Alexander, John, Tearing Tickets Twice Nightly:The Last Days of Variety S.l.,  Arcady Press, c2002

Bailey, Peter, ed., Music Hall: The Business of Pleasure,  Milton Keynes, Open University Press, 1986

Bergen, Edgar, How To Become a Ventriloquist, Mineola: Dover Publications, 2000

Bratton, J.S., ed., Music Hall: Performance & Style, Milton Keynes, Open University Press, 1986

Bruce, Frank, More Variety Days: Fairs, Fit-ups, Music hall, Variety Theatre, Clubs, Cruises and Cabaret Edinburgh, Tod Press, 2000

Busby, Roy, British Music Hall: An Illustrated Who's Who from 1850 to the Present Day, London: Paul Elek,1976

Cheshire, D.F., Music Hall in Britain, Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974

Connor, Steven, Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000

Earl, John, British Theatres and Music Halls, Princes Risborough, Shire, 2005

Garrett, John M., Sixty Years of British Music Hall, London, Chappell & Company in association with Andre Deutsch, 1976

Green, Benny, ed., The Last Empires: A Music Hall Companion, London, Pavilion Books Ltd. in association with Michael Joseph Ltd., 1986

Hudd, Roy, Music Hall, London, Eyre Methuen, 1976

Maloney, Paul, Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850-1914, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2003

Mander, Raymond, and Mitchenson, Joe, British Music Hall, revised ed., London, Gentry Books, 1974

Mellor, G.J., The Northern Music Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Frank Graham, 1970

Mellor, G.J., They Made us Laugh: A Compendium Of Comedians Whose Memories Remain Alive, Littleborough, George Kelsall, 1982

O'Gorman, Brian, Laughter in the Roar: Reminiscences of Variety and Pantomime, Weybridge, B. O'Gorman, 1998

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