Music Hall

What was known as Vaudeville in America was called Music Hall in England. There were numerous famous actors starring in it, the most notable being the internationally renowned late 19th Century actress Sarah Bernhardt.

Music Hall began in pubs and was later confined to theatres. A typical session consisted of six to eight separate acts. Like vaudeville, Music Hall involved singing, acting, juggling, magic acts and comedians.

Music Hall eventually suffered the competition of talking films in the late 1920’s and soon died off. Nostalgically, this form of entertainment is sometimes seen today as a revue show with a variety of individual acts, one after the other.

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