Irish Stereotypes in Vaudeville, 1865-1905 (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
Released! 09/17/2015
Irish Stereotypes in Vaudeville, 1865-1905 (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
by Jennifer Mooney
Hardcover

Vaudeville is often viewed as the source of some of the crudest Irish stereotypes - violent, drunken men and ignorant, masculine women - that served to position the Irish immigrant in America as the antithesis of native-born American citizens. However, through the use of previously unexplored primary archive material and by giving particular focus to the role of gender in constructing images of Irish America, Mooney questions this view and argues that the vaudeville stage was an importan... read more