Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done
by Harry Ransom Center

Mar. 08, 2018

Professors Charlotte Canning and Andrew Carlson present “Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done,” an examination of the vaudeville stage as a site for the development of American cultural and social norms through performances both by and about the country's immigrant populations. 

The program looks closely at a few of the genre's popular stars and routines in order to explain how, when it came to early twentieth-century vaudeville, immigrants were working hard to “get the job done”—both onstage and off. 

The evening brings the archive to life through live performance of iconic vaudevillian sketches and routines to supplement an engaging discussion led by Dr. Canning. This program complements our exhibition "Vaudeville!"

Free and open to the public.

Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done
by Charlotte Canning, Andrew Carlson
Harry Ransom Center

March 08, 2018
Harry Ransom Center
21st and Guadalupe
on University of Texas campus
Austin, TX, 787813

7 - 8:30 p.m. at the University of Texas

Lecture - Conference with live vaudeville illustration

free to the public