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Table Of Contents

Contents:
Introduction: From Celebration to Show BusinessTHE DIME MUSEUM
Early Museum Shows
Selling and Seeing Curiosities
Commentary
Dog Days of the Museum
MINSTRELSY
Routines: Songs, Speeches, Dialogue, and Farce
Commentary: Rise and Fall of "Slave" Creativity
Reminiscences
Musical Comedy: Harrigan's Mulligan Guard
Confessions of an African American Minstrel
THE CIRCUS
The Circus Debated
The Early Circus
Big Business
The Audience
MELODRAMA
A Plea for an American Drama
Classic Melodrama
Classic Melodrama's Audiences
The Ten-Twenty-Thirty Melodramas"LEG SHOW"
BURLESQUE EXTRAVAGANZAS
The Black Crook
A Burlesque of Burlesque
Reactions to the Controversy
The Popular-Price CircuitTHE WILD WEST SHOW
Origins
Extracts from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Programs
Exhibiting Indians
SUMMER AMUSEMENT PARKS
Journalists and the "New" Coney
Showmen and the "Amusement Business"
Popular Responses
Two Critics of Coney's BanalityVAUDEVILLE
Vaudeville Defined
The Business
Routines