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The global transformation of time: 1870–1950 By Ogle Vanessa. Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. 288. Hardback £29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-28614-6. - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Tobias Becker
This article argues that theatre in colonial India – both in the form of touring companies and amateur dramatics – offered much more than mere entertainment: first, it was an important social space where the British diaspora constituted itself as a community. Secondly, it served as a lifeline to the home country. By watching theatrical performances...
During the period 1890–1914, a highly developed system of cultural transfer saw musicals being exchanged on a global scale. Traffic was continental - between such sites as London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Budapest - transatlantic and across the Empire. This essay focuses on one of the least explored legs of the network, London/Berlin. The aims are...
Between the years 1890 to 1930 a large number of popular musical theatre shows—musical comedies and operettas—were exchanged between London and Berlin. This essay represents the first attempt by scholars to examine this cultural practice. It outlines the implications of cultural transfer and exchange in terms of theatre history generally and the mo...