The New York Concert Saloon: The Devil's Own Nights (Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama)

  • Publish Date: 2002-10-21
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Brooks McNamara
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A concert saloon is an establishment offering various kinds of entertainment, including alcohol, with some also providing gambling and prostitution. Brooks McNamara explores the concert saloon in New York from the Civil War to the early years of the twentieth century. He focuses on the theatrical aspects of the concert saloon and examines the sources of saloon shows, changes in direction during the century, performing spaces and equipment, and employees and patrons.