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Vaudeville Characteristics

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The Vaudeville Theatre, Edwin Royle, 1899
The following passage was written by a performer and an art commentator and was published in 1899.

Royle, Edwin. "The Vaudeville Theatre." Scribner's Magazine Oct. 1899: 485-95. Rpt. in No. 4 ed. Vol. 26. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1899. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

According to paragraph 1 (lines 1-6), all of the following are true of Vaudeville EXCEPT:

A

It is a unique theatrical practice.

B

It originated in America.

C

It has influenced theatre in a variety of other cultures and countries.

D

It is considered a hallmark of American culture.