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Extravaganzas at the turn of the 20th century were documented to include all of the following except:
The culmination of the era of extravaganzas was the building in 1905 of a “super-theatre” which had seating for an audience of over 5,000. It was:
In the early 20th century, the end of “extravaganzas” or “spectacles” was hastened by:
Often considered the first American “musical”, this 1866 production was the result of combining a failing melodrama with a troupe of French ballet dancers into a five and one-half hour production which ran for 474 performances over sixteen months. It was:
Though the stage form of “burlesque” began as comic plays with slapstick humor and a chorus line of beautiful girls, by the 1930s, burlesque had devolved into bawdy comics and strip-tease “girlie shows” banned from respectable society.
In contrast with the mega-shows like the “extravaganza”, or the scantily-clad “burlesque”, “vaudeville” shows were:
In the mid-19th century, vaudeville was becoming background entertainment for rough-house saloons unfit for proper audiences. What individual “sanitized” vaudeville by insisting on strict standards of content, conduct, and language, making vaudeville acceptable as “family friendly” entertainment?
At the turn of the 20th century, all of the following appeared in vaudeville except which one?