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This publication examines the functionality of ‘Britishness’ at the musical level. overlaying a tumultuous interval in British heritage, it deals a clean examine the power and centrality of the musical level, as a world phenomenon in late-Victorian pop culture and past. via a re-evaluation of over fifty archival play-scripts, the e-book includes seven interconnected tales instructed in components. half One makes a speciality of family and private identities of ‘Britishness’, and the way implicit anxieties and contradictions of nationhood, type and gender have been staged as a part of the preferred cultural situation. Broadening in scope, half deals a revisionary studying of Empire and Otherness at the musical degree, and concludes with a attention of the good warfare and the interwar interval, as musical theatre played a nostalgia for a selected type of ‘Britishness’, reflecting the anxieties of a kingdom in decline.

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