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Scope note
Genre of performing arts involving light popular songs, commonly of a satirical or topical nature, often together with a play or stage performance of a light and amusing character, often with other entertainments such a juggling, mime, etc. Particularly popular in the USA from the mid-1890s until the early 1930s.
Accepted term: 20-May-2024