Auteur Tobias Becker is a historian and curator based in Berlin. His publications include Inszenierte Moderne: Populäres Theater i...
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Tobias Becker is a historian and curator based in Berlin. His publications include Inszenierte Moderne: Populäres Theater in Berlin und London, 18801930 (2014), Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin, 18901939, ed. with Len Platt and David Linton (2014) and Yesterday: A New History of Nostalgia (forthcoming).
Len Platt is Professor Emeritus of Modern Literatures at Goldsmiths, University of London. His previous publications include Writing London and the Thames Estuary 15762016 (2017), James Joyce: Texts and Contexts (2012), Joyce, Race and Finnegans Wake (2007) and Musical Comedy on the West End Stage, 18901939 (2004).
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This book tells the story of the history of popular culture in Europe since 1800, providing a framework which challenges traditional associations that have formulated popular culture firmly in relation to the post-1945 period and the economic power of the USA.
Introduction / Chapter 1 Reading Cultures Modernity and the Word / Chapter 2 Seeing The Rise of Visual Culture / Chapter 3 Performance Rational Entertainment and Musical Theatre / Chapter 4 Play Games in Modern Europe / Chapter 5 Music From Folksong to Pop / Chapter 6 Film European Genre Movies / Chapter 7 Television A Popular Culture and Its Politics / Chapter 8 Digital Europe The Video Game