William Beatty-Kingston in Italy - the 1860's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 364-368:

Nearly twenty years ago, when I sojourned in the fairest of European lands, [Italy] I was an inveterate theatre-goer ; moreover, it was the fashion in Italian society at that time to spend some portion of every evening at the theatre — not necessarily to attend to the piece, but to exchange the news of the day, pay visits to one's friends in their boxes, and, above all, to talk scandal — and I did as everybody else did...I observed that applause, as well as its converse, was almost invariably led and insisted upon by dilettanti of …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 364-368. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452011760215 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Italy

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:36:00 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:05:06 +0000