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- Introduction: the Victorian and Edwardian Music Hall
- A Sampling of Music Hall Songs and their Composers
- Max Beerbohm on Music Halls
Individual Songs (recordings)
- H. Clifton (arranged by J. Candy), “Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green” (1863)
- George Ridley (attributed), “Cushie Butterfield&rdquo (1864) — a parody of “Pretty Polly Perkins”
- G. W. Hunt, "MacDermott's War Song" (1877)
- Albert Chevalier, "My Old Dutch: A Cockney Song"
- Edgar Bateman and George Le Brunn, "If It Wasn't for the 'Ouses in Between"
- George Leybourne and Alfred Lee, "Champagne Charlie" (1867)
- Felix McGlennon, "Comrades"
The Music Hall, Society, and Politics
- Music halls a vehicle for bourgeois morality and values
- The music hall an arena for negotiation between working-class and middle-class values.
- Music halls and jingoism
- The Music-Hall Cockney: Flesh and Blood, or Replicant?
- Music Hall: Regulations and Behaviour in a British Cultural Institution
The Music Hall and Literature
- The Music Hall Cockney and Dickens’s Pickwick Papers
- Max Beerbohm's praise of the Music Hall
- Irish Nationalism, British Imperialism, and Popular Son
The Music Hall and the Visual Arts
- Representations by Gustave Doré
- Walter Sickert, The Old Bedford Music Hall
- "A review of Paul Maloney’s Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850—1914
- A Bibliography of books about British music hall and variety
Last modified 20 May 2018