Len H. Platt's research while affiliated with Goldsmiths, University of London and other places

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This book offers the first full historical treatment of a music theatre that was once at the centre of London's West End. From the late Victorian period to the early 1920s, musical comedy was the single most popular form of 'legitimate' theatre entertainment. This lively account establishes musical comedy as one of the first industrial cultures and...

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... Key examples are American and British studies of blackface minstrelsy, a transatlantic cultural form which subjected black people to sentimental and comic stereotypes, and studies of the mediation of empire, race and nationhood on the popular stage (see e.g. Toll, 1974;Bratton et al, 1991;Lott, 1993;Platt, 2004;Pickering, 2008). Those construed as racially inferior were those constructed as figures of fun and comic derision. ...