Irish Stereotypes in Vaudeville, 1865–1905

  • Authors
  • Jennifer Mooney

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jennifer Mooney
    Pages 1-25
  3. Jennifer Mooney
    Pages 131-159
  4. Jennifer Mooney
    Pages 161-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-253

About this book


Vaudeville is often viewed as the source of some of the crude stereotypes that positioned the Irish immigrant in America as the antithesis of native-born American citizens. Using primary archival material, Mooney argues that the vaudeville stage was an important venue in which an Irish-American identity was constructed, negotiated, and refined.


Vaudeville variety theatre Irish stereotypes identity stage theatre

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