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Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry

1875–1914

Authors: Colclough, Dyan

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Child labor greatly contributed to the cultural and economic success of the British Victorian theatrical industry. This book highlights the complexities of the battle for child labor laws, the arguments for the needs of the theatre industry, and the weight of opposition that confronted any attempt to control employers.   

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Dyan Colclough is Associate Lecturer in the Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.   

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“Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry, 1875-1914 provides new insights into the interplay of large social, political, and economic factors with the particularized experience of stage children. It should be read by anyone interested in the history of British childhood, the Victorian era, the economics of theater, and the child-performer industry.” (Shauna Vey, The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Vol. 10 (1), 2017) 


"Dyan Colclough has produced a major study which breaks new ground in turning attention to the involvement of children and young people in the British theatre industry. It raises critical questions about their role as wage-earners and makes impressive use of little-known primary evidence to bring their everyday experiences to life. This refreshingly original work is written with clarity and authority. Anyone interested in the history of children in the modern era should read it." - Melanie Tebbutt, Head of Humanities Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK   

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry
Book Subtitle
1875–1914
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49603-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137496034
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50317-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 227
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