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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.

What is the effect of the phrase "which would have been removed with tongs half a dozen years ago…" in line 54?


It shows that what is acceptable in theatre now would have been viewed with distaste and discomfort not so long ago.


It hints at how unpopular vaudeville will become in the future.


It shows how much traditional theatregoers hate vaudeville theatre.


It emphasizes how much influence vaudeville had over the type of Broadway theatre we are familiar with today.

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