William Beatty-Kingston in London - late 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 389:

No more startling, and at the same time ludicrous, examples of stage "business " had hitherto met my gaze than when I saw Faust, upon Mephistopheles claiming the fulfilment of his bond, snatch up a promiscuous Bible (for the presence of which upon his library table there is certainly no warrant in Goethe's tragedy) and hold it up menacingly before the very nose of the terror-stricken fiend, who cowers, shrinks, and shivers, subjugated by its uncalled-for interference, and ultimately vanishes through a practicable panel of the laboratory "set," driven …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 389. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452015267319 accessed: 5 October, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Faust
written by Charles Gounod

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:34:27 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:59:35 +0000