List of Illustrations Timeline 1. Where's Troy? 2. The Disappearance of Love 3. The Dark Arches 4. The Lord Chief Baron of the Coal Hole 5. Old Stock and Fancy Goods 6. The Importance of Being Ernest...and Frederick 7. Sam and Maud 8. Kicking over the Traces 9. A Peep into the Unknown 10. Looking for Mugs in the Strand 11. The Casebook of Maurice Moser 12. Alias Jack the Ripper 13. Crystals of Morphine 14. An Adelphi Drama 15. Madame St John 16. The Backside of St Clement's Notes Bibliography Index
A dazzling history of Victorian London's theatre scene involving a larger than life cast of actors, tricksters, impresarios, prostitutes, comedians and more
Barry Anthony is a historian with a particular interest in the Victorian and Edwardian period who has written extensively about popular culture and entertainment. He is the author of Chaplin's Music Hall and The King's Jester: The Life of Dan Leno, Victorian Comic Genius (both I.B.Tauris) and co- author, with Richard Brown, of a groundbreaking study of the early British cinema, A Victorian Film Enterprise.