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Where did it
come from?
Early influences on the Broadway
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Variety
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Comedy sketches often
performed in concert saloons
· Popular in the US & Canada
(early 1880s ­ 1930)
· Associated with working
class entertainment
· Often included novelty acts…read more

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At first contained a lot of puns,
quick-wit & comical references
to current topics
Burlesque
· Novelty additions e.g. fire
breathers, juggling etc were not
unusual
· Eventually evolved to become
adult entertainment…read more

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Vaudeville…read more

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