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James D. Ellis
Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA 01075-1461)

One man in His Time: Entertainers on the London Stage in the Nineteenth Century

To examine popular "entertainers”, a group of performers on the London state in the 19th century. Study aims l) to identify as many of the performers and their repertoires as possible; 2) to trace the histories and fates of the various entertainments; 3) to determine how these entertainments were related to other forms; 4) to ascertain what motives may have prompted performers to offer entertainments or to so label their performances; and 5) to try to gain some sense of contemporary tastes and values as revealed in the substance and appeal of these entertainments.

Project fields:
Theater History and Criticism

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977