Victorian: At the theatre

Yes, this is another post full of pictures but no, it’s not because I’m lazy! (Although I am often very lazy.) I set a deadline for my current project to keep me working apace and then things intervened and the project fell by the wayside and now I’m in a race to the finish and can’t stop to write long, thoughtful posts about history. More of those in November and December, I promise. 

Meanwhile, I hope these will appeal. They’re from Theatre in the Victorian Age by Michael R. Booth (1991; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) which I read in haste before my recent trip to England because book 3 of the Moriarty series will be set in the theater world and I wanted make sure I looked at anything that might be relevant. (I took a backstage tour of the Royal Drury Lane Theatre to satisfy that requirement. Add it to the list, O ye tourists! It was fun.)

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All of these would apply to me watching Dr. Faustus at the Barbican.

 

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I’m sorry to say the second one here looks like me at the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast performance of Lulu. I tried, heaven knows I tried!

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