Vaudeville Alex Myers and Erica Weisman Honors US History Mr. Greenberg Pd. 3
Background <ul><li>Variety of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>1880’s- early 1930’s </li></ul><ul><li>It includes concerts,...
Beginnings <ul><li>New York City Theatres </li></ul><ul><li>After Industrial Revolution, people were focused on developing...
Beginnings  (continued) <ul><li>Bridged a social gap that divided American citizens and brought them together </li></ul><u...
Beginnings   (continued) <ul><li>As years went by, there was a larger variety of performances people admired. </li></ul><u...
Popularities <ul><li>Circuits were chains of vaudeville houses </li></ul><ul><li>Earned the world of vaudeville lots of mo...
The Life of a Vaudevillian <ul><li>It wasn’t very easy </li></ul><ul><li>The acts and plays toured for almost a year </li>...
The Life of a Vaudevillian  (continued) <ul><li>Women and children that had skills and talents were the ones that succeede...
What Killed It <ul><li>The publics changed their tastes in way of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing was done to make...
Final years <ul><li>People only went out of boredom to kill time </li></ul><ul><li>It appealed more to younger children in...
Final Years  (continued) <ul><li>Palace soon closed as the acts were not found interesting anymore </li></ul><ul><li>The l...
Final Years  (continued) <ul><li>At the closing performance, a vaudeville veteran, George Jessel, came on stage and explai...
Legacy <ul><li>Numerous attempts to bring back vaudeville </li></ul><ul><li>Moments of recognition of past performances </...
 
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History Powerpoint-Vaudeville

  1. 1. Vaudeville Alex Myers and Erica Weisman Honors US History Mr. Greenberg Pd. 3
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Variety of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>1880’s- early 1930’s </li></ul><ul><li>It includes concerts, shows, one-act plays, comedy, and short movies </li></ul><ul><li>Females and males were involved </li></ul><ul><li>In the United States and Canada </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beginnings <ul><li>New York City Theatres </li></ul><ul><li>After Industrial Revolution, people were focused on developing their towns and cities </li></ul><ul><li>Members of middle class societies </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and alcohol free theatres as a change from past </li></ul><ul><li>Known as “Polite Vaudeville” </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable entertainment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Beginnings (continued) <ul><li>Bridged a social gap that divided American citizens and brought them together </li></ul><ul><li>Before the 1880’s, shows were too violent for women and children </li></ul><ul><li>People wanted to establish something for everyone to watch </li></ul>
  5. 5. Beginnings (continued) <ul><li>As years went by, there was a larger variety of performances people admired. </li></ul><ul><li>Started with Shakespeare plays, acrobats, singers and dancers </li></ul><ul><li>People became eager to go and watch these acts to see what they were in for </li></ul>
  6. 6. Popularities <ul><li>Circuits were chains of vaudeville houses </li></ul><ul><li>Earned the world of vaudeville lots of money </li></ul><ul><li>Some were small while others were very large </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Palace”, New York City’s Palace theatre, was the center point of vaudeville </li></ul><ul><li>Filled with many jobs and national celebrities </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Life of a Vaudevillian <ul><li>It wasn’t very easy </li></ul><ul><li>The acts and plays toured for almost a year </li></ul><ul><li>The actors never got to see their loved ones </li></ul><ul><li>Demanding schedules </li></ul><ul><li>The late night acts prevented many from getting enough sleep </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Life of a Vaudevillian (continued) <ul><li>Women and children that had skills and talents were the ones that succeeded in earning money </li></ul><ul><li>At first, the theatres were not up to high standards </li></ul><ul><li>Great salary; much more than an average factory worker </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Killed It <ul><li>The publics changed their tastes in way of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing was done to make the shows better </li></ul><ul><li>Many people didn’t show interest anymore </li></ul><ul><li>Less number of people that performed in the shows each day </li></ul><ul><li>Became expensive and hard for middle class citizens to afford these live shows </li></ul>
  10. 10. Final years <ul><li>People only went out of boredom to kill time </li></ul><ul><li>It appealed more to younger children in the end </li></ul><ul><li>Their best audience was at night </li></ul><ul><li>They were too tired to care whether it was good or not </li></ul>
  11. 11. Final Years (continued) <ul><li>Palace soon closed as the acts were not found interesting anymore </li></ul><ul><li>The life of entertainment was dead for a while </li></ul><ul><li>The palace reopened later on to become a movie theatre </li></ul>
  12. 12. Final Years (continued) <ul><li>At the closing performance, a vaudeville veteran, George Jessel, came on stage and explained to the people that talent will never die </li></ul><ul><li>He tried to keep encouraging people to come see the shows so it wouldn’t end </li></ul><ul><li>As vaudeville died, people got rid of files on old vaude performers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Legacy <ul><li>Numerous attempts to bring back vaudeville </li></ul><ul><li>Moments of recognition of past performances </li></ul><ul><li>TV and the radio were what the Vaudeville's legacy lives on through </li></ul><ul><li>People could watch the shows back and enjoy them after it ended </li></ul><ul><li>Comedy acts today are influenced by the old Vaudeville </li></ul>
  14. 15. Thank you for viewing our presentation about vaudeville! We hope you enjoyed it!

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