VICTORIAN ENTERTAINMENTS - JW3 Day School Thurs 21st July
Synopsis of The Day
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!
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