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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Pixley wrote:
Actually, I just thought, while typing the word "vaudeville", that what with the use of that word and the notion of Vauda Villa ... it's another instance of ABC cutting their cloth to fit an American customer. It's really an American term whereas Steed and Tara would generally be referring to "Music Hall" (as indeed Bradley Marler does) or "Variety". Dessington again talks of his company buying up "a whole chain of Vaudeville theatres". So it's using imagery which was present in the UK ... but in terms of US vocabulary.

That's interesting, thanks Andrew. I have wondered about that every time I watched this one but never looked it up, assuming that Vaudeville was a word integral to the Music Hall business that I simply had not come across elsewhere; I had no idea it was American...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
Andrew Pixley wrote:
Actually, I just thought, while typing the word "vaudeville", that what with the use of that word and the notion of Vauda Villa ... it's another instance of ABC cutting their cloth to fit an American customer. It's really an American term whereas Steed and Tara would generally be referring to "Music Hall" (as indeed Bradley Marler does) or "Variety". Dessington again talks of his company buying up "a whole chain of Vaudeville theatres". So it's using imagery which was present in the UK ... but in terms of US vocabulary.

That's interesting, thanks Andrew. I have wondered about that every time I watched this one but never looked it up, assuming that Vaudeville was a word integral to the Music Hall business that I simply had not come across elsewhere; I had no idea it was American...


You know ... I've a feeling it was something I learnt comparatively recently in a BBC Four documentary which went through the history of British Music Hall and subsequently Variety ... while also comparing to Vaudeville and Burlesque. But it was something that I'd not understood prior to seeing the programme. Smile

All the best

Andrew
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