The American Studies department at the University of Virginia has a great online exhibit on vaudeville. Visitors will enjoy the vaudevillian flavor of the homepage with its flashing text, sign print look, and old-fashioned language. For those visitors unfamiliar with the history and allure of vaudeville, they should click on "Read" on the homepage for thorough history, along with photographs of theaters and a show poster. The "Hypertexts!" link takes visitors to articles written by famous viewers, journalists, and performers of vaudeville, such as Edward Albee and William Dean Howells. Those visitors who wish to do more than read about vaudeville should definitely click on the "Movies!" link to see such original short films from the early 1900s as "Watch a Wake Turned Wild!" and "See Foxy Grandpa Cut Loose on the Banjo!". Visitors who prefer just to listen to their vaudeville should click on "Sounds!" to hear "songs, sketches and recitations." There is banjo strumming in "Hickory Bill", accordion playing in "New York Blues", and dialect comedy in "Hebrew Vaudeville".


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