Ellen Loudon

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music hall website # 1

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One of things I am looking at with my PhD is the way in which emotional memory has affected the way we speak about popular performance. That is, how the way we feel (or think we feel) about the popular of the past impacts on the the popular present. I am spending time investigating how people write and talk about music hall – how this fits into their identity and the way they think about the world. So, I am taking into account the views of music hall fans and biographers,as well as incorporating anecdote and speculation into my academic thesis. So, here is an example of the sort of website I am looking at – it is The Music Hall and Theatre Site – Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd 1839 – 1904. kept by his Great Grandson Matthew Lloyd who has built up a fantastic archive of material about Arthur Lloyd, the theatres he worked in and the stories that surround his life and work. There are many sites that focus on this sort of family music hall history. They are concerned with keeping memories alive, dealing with nostalgia and myth making. It is great stuff and really exciting to explore. Anyway, if you get a moment do have a browse round the Arthur Lloyd site.

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Written by ellenloudon

July 25, 2007 at 9:16 am

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