The Resource May Irwin : singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy, Sharon Ammen

May Irwin : singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy, Sharon Ammen

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May Irwin : singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy
Title
May Irwin
Title remainder
singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy
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Sharon Ammen
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Language
eng
Summary
"Before Sophie Tucker "corked up" to entertain her audiences with ragtime songs in Negro dialect, and before Fanny Brice stumbled into the footlights in her rendition of the "Dying Swan," May Irwin (1862-1938) was the reigning queen of comedy and "coon" songs on the American stage. This project, the first serious study of May Irwin, traces the comedic performer's colorful and successful career and also examines the strategies that Irwin employed to maintain both popularity and power while stepping far outside traditionally defined boundaries of late nineteenth-century womanhood. Ammen considers the content and style of Irwin's comedy; her repertoire and status as a "coon shouter"; her position as a celebrated cook and homemaker; and her social and political activities. Irwin's career began as a singing act with her younger sister, Flora, when May was 12. The Irwin Sisters achieved enough success over the next few years to gain a regular spot at Tony Pastor's popular theatre in New York City. After six years with Pastor, May, then 21, struck out on her own and went to work for Augustin Daly's stock company, where she developed her comedic and improvisational skills. By the 1890s she was established as a star on the vaudeville circuit as well as the legitimate stage and a few films. In addition to her theatrical work, both onstage and as a manager, Irwin was also known as an accomplished homemaker and loving mother; a political activist; a real estate tycoon; a prolific composer of songs; and the writer of many articles as well as a popular cookbook"--
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1951-
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Ammen, Sharon
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1969.M5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Music in American life
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  • Irwin, May
  • Irwin, May
  • Minstrel shows
  • Minstrel music
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • Minstrel music
  • Minstrel shows
  • United States
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Reference
  • MUSIC / General
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May Irwin : singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy, Sharon Ammen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: May and Me; 1. Never were there Such Devoted Sisters; 2. Stardom; 3. The Profoundly Troubling History of the Coon Song; 4. The "Only One Boss Bully"; 5. Unbounded Domesticity; 6. Causes and Compromise; 7. The Road to Rainbow's End; Epilogue: Me and May; Chronology; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the author
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780252099090
Lccn
2016040566
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1jhnj3b
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957696722
  • (OCoLC)ocn957696722
Label
May Irwin : singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy, Sharon Ammen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: May and Me; 1. Never were there Such Devoted Sisters; 2. Stardom; 3. The Profoundly Troubling History of the Coon Song; 4. The "Only One Boss Bully"; 5. Unbounded Domesticity; 6. Causes and Compromise; 7. The Road to Rainbow's End; Epilogue: Me and May; Chronology; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the author
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252099090
Lccn
2016040566
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1jhnj3b
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957696722
  • (OCoLC)ocn957696722

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