These notes act as a wonderful handout for students learning about Vaudeville. They act as a great introduction to vaudeville and the history of variety shows in North America. This resource can be used as a precursor to a unit on vaudeville in a Drama or English classroom. The understanding of vaudeville is important for any lesson on Jim Henson and the Muppets as well as television drama and the history of film, comedy, and performance. Teachers can use the information in a variety of ways in the classroom. Useful links are also provided.