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Ally Sloper on Stage

Sabin, Roger (2009) Ally Sloper on Stage. European Comic Art, 2 (2). pp. 205-225. ISSN 17543800 [Creative Arts and Design > Graphic Design
Creative Arts and Design > Theatre studies]
 
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Creators:Sabin, Roger
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The essay explores the relationship between a comic and another artform – namely Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday and music hall theatre. It concerns how a new template was set for the entertainment business, anticipating the corporate capitalist leisure culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. A subsidiary theme concerns how a fictional character, Ally Sloper, could transcend his origins in print to become a cultural resource for performers – and the general public - to draw upon.

Type of Research:Article
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Paper was originally presented at the ‘Instruction, Amusement and Spectacle’ Conference, University of Exeter, April 2009

Roger Sabin - Research Interests

Cultural history, cultural studies, subcultural studies, film and television studies. Specialisms: comics, graphic novels, manga; punk and counterculture; 19th century entertainment; television crime drama. Cultural theory, especially postmodernism in history.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:RPE
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:Liverpool University Press
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:June 2009
Digital Object Identifier:10.3828/eca.2009.3
ID Code:2362
Deposited By:Roger Sabin
Deposited On:29 Sep 2010 11:13
Last Modified:07 Apr 2014 15:43
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