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Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

Spectators' appreciation for performances has often been demonstrated through the clapping of hands. Applause is part of a larger set of social behaviours intimately related to the...

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Nicholas Gebhardt.

in Vaudeville Melodies

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 7566 words.

The four decades from 1870 through to 1920, during which the vaudeville system was consolidated, were decisive for the immense transformations that took place in Americans’ cultural ideas...

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Cariou, Len (30 Sept 1939)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 168 words.

An accomplished actor on stage, film and television, Cariou's Broadway credits include Bill Sampson in Applause (1970), Frederik

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The First Production of <i>Porgy and Bess</i>

Howard Pollack.

in George Gershwin

January 2007; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 7550 words.

Porgy and Bess opened at the Alvin Theatre on October 10, 1935. The house erupted into thunderous applause at various times throughout the evening. By the end, many spectators...

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