Course overview

This Day School will explore the world of music hall. It will cover a history of the genre which began in the nineteenth century and will use both live performance and archive material to illustrate important themes. Particular reference will be made to the Player's Theatre in London which keeps the art form of music hall alive to this day. The tutor is an experienced music hall performer and as well as discussing the history will be performing musical interludes live. There will also be an opportunity for students to learn and perform famous music hall songs for themselves.

Course description

This Day School will explore the world of music hall. It will cover a history of the genre which began in the nineteenth century and will use both live performance and archive material to illustrate important themes. Particular reference will be made to the Player's Theatre in London which keeps the art form of music hall alive to this day. The tutor is an experienced music hall performer and as well as discussing the history will be performing musical interludes live. There will also be an opportunity for students to learn and perform famous music hall songs for themselves.

Experienced tutor, Richard Winch, himself a music hall performer and teacher, will introduce students to the world of music hall, a form of entertainment which began in the 19th century. Particular reference will be made to The Player's Theatre in London that keeps the art form of music hall alive to this day. The day school will begin with a general history of the music hall and the development. Alongside discussion of the genre, the tutor will perform live musical interludes and show archive material of music hall performances. IN the afternoon the tutor will recreate a 'Mini Music Hall' with students encouraged to learn and perform famous music hall songs for themselves.

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