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Savoy Audiences 1881–1909

  • Michael Goron
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in British Musical Theatre book series (PSBMT)

Abstract

Goron presents a pioneering analysis of the social make-up of the Savoy audience. He questions whether this group can be seen as being unified through a shared ideology, or whether social ‘fissures’ within a socially divided auditorium undermine societal cohesion. Analysis of the social make-up of typical first-night audience behaviour, and issues such as the expansion of the lower middle classes and the theatre-going habits of young men and women, are used to create as full a picture as possible of a ‘typical’ Gilbert and Sullivan audience in late-Victorian London.

Keywords

Audience Member Seat Price Theatre Audience London Metropolitan Archive Pall Mall Gazette 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Goron
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Southampton SolentSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.University of WinchesterWinchesterUK

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