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London Revues


A form of variety popular in Britain and America between the world wars, in which a group of performers presented a programme of songs, dances and sketches. In this it differed from English music hall and U.S. Vaudeville, which featured a series of different acts.

Revue was first introduced at the Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in Paris in the late 19th century and subsequently became the rage at the Folies-Bergères.

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