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May Irwin

Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

May Irwin( )
Author: Ammen, Sharon
Series title:Music in American Life Ser.
ISBN:978-0-252-08215-3
Publication Date:Dec 2016
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s. A genuine pop culture phenomenon, Irwin conquered the legitimate stage, composed song lyrics, and parlayed her celebrity into success as a cookbook author, suffragette, and real estate mogul. Sharon Ammen's in-depth study traces Irwin's hurly-burly life. Irwin gained fame when, layering aspects of minstrelsy over ragtime, she popularized a racist "Negro song" genre. Ammen examines this forgotten...
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Book Details
Pages:296
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism
Music / Genres & Styles / Folk & Traditional
Music / History & Criticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.2 Inches



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