Advertisement

Conclusion

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

Abstract

Respectability was harder to achieve in the theatrical sphere than in other professional fields. The theatre had little formalised career regulation, was tainted in the public imagination with immorality, and suffered, in terms of public perception of its propriety, from the rather indefinable social status of its inhabitants. The attempts of some theatre practitioners to acquire and demonstrate the trappings of respectability (or to display what they might have considered to be their innate respectability) described throughout this book exhibit a desire to redress this perceived inequality in public acceptance. In his attitudes towards theatre-making, Gilbert was reflecting and reasserting current bourgeois ideology. In their collaborative assent, cooperation and therefore tacit assertion of these principles, Sullivan and Carte were following the same line.

Keywords

Daily News Young Lady Theatrical Sphere Musical Theatre Theatre Practitioner 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Archer, W. (1897). The theatrical ‘World’ of 1896. London: Walter Scott.Google Scholar
  2. Bailey, P. (1998). Popular culture and performance in the Victorian City. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Joseph, T. (1994). The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company 1875–1982. Bristol: Bunthorne Books.Google Scholar
  4. Oost, R. B. (2009). Gilbert and Sullivan: Class and the Savoy Tradition, 1875–1896. Farnham: Ashgate.Google Scholar
  5. Platt, L. (2004). Musical comedy on the West End Stage. London: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar
  6. Sanderson, M. (1984). A social history of the acting profession in England, 1880–1983. London: The Athlone Press. From Irving to Olivier.Google Scholar
  7. Smith, V. (2007). Clean—A history of personal hygiene and purity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  8. Thompson, F. M. L. (1988). The rise of respectable society. London: Fontana.Google Scholar
  9. Williams, R. (1982). The sociology of culture (1st ed.). New York: Shocken.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations