Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry


  • Authors
  • Dyan Colclough

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dyan Colclough
    Pages 1-13
  3. Dyan Colclough
    Pages 75-97
  4. Dyan Colclough
    Pages 165-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-227

About this book


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.   


Victorian Theatre Victorian Entertainment Child Entertainers Child Labor theatre management shadow workforce industry theatre Victorian era

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55569-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49603-4
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