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VICTORIAN ENTERTAINMENTS - JW3 Day School Thurs 21st July

Synopsis of The Day


Historical Introduction

a. We are not amused!

b. A Sociological Analysis

c. How and why did things change in Victorian Age?


More Detailed Examples

a. Sport - Amateur and Professional; Participatory and Spectator

b. Theatre - Music Hall and Pantomime

c. Women's Leisure - Part of wider story of female emancipation

d. Education as Leisure activity

e. Dark Pastimes: Drugs and Prostitution

f. I do like to be beside the sea! Class is everything!


Concluding Thoughts


There are a great many books on aspects of this subject but I shall confine myself to mentioning only two generalist books:-

Amusing the Victorians by Pamela Horn

Palaces of Pleasure by Lee Jackson

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