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Irish Stereotypes in Vaudeville, 1865–1905

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jennifer Mooney
    Pages 1-25
  3. Jennifer Mooney
    Pages 131-159
  4. Jennifer Mooney
    Pages 161-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-253

About this book


Vaudeville is often viewed as the source of some of the crude stereotypes that positioned the Irish immigrant in America as the antithesis of native-born American citizens. Using primary archival material, Mooney argues that the vaudeville stage was an important venue in which an Irish-American identity was constructed, negotiated, and refined.


Vaudeville variety theatre Irish stereotypes identity stage theatre

About the authors

Jennifer Mooney is an independent scholar working on the history of vaudeville. She received her PhD from the University of Ulster, UK.

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