Jeremy Bentham in Brighthelmstone (now Brighton) - 6 August, 1785

from Letter from Jeremy Bentham to his father, Jeremiah Bentham, 7 August 1785, pages 346–347:

The play-house is much prettier and the performers much better than I could have expected: the women in particular a very decent set, at the head of whom figures Mrs. Wilson, the rest almost all of them either act or look well, or both, and even sing well: the men but so-so: indeed they are in every respect over-womaned, the females being so numerous that two of them in the Castle of Andalusia (that was the play) took the men’s parts.

cite as

Jeremy Bentham, Letter from Jeremy Bentham to his father, Jeremiah Bentham, 7 August 1785. In Ian R. Christie (ed.), The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 3, January 1781–October 1788, volume 3 (London, 2017), p. 346–347. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1515503740865 accessed: 9 December, 2021

location of experience: Brighthelmstone (now Brighton)

Listeners

Jeremy Bentham
Jurist, Philosopher, Reformer
1748-1832

Listening to

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The Castle of Andalusia (comic opera)
written by Samuel Arnold (composer)
performed by Mrs Wilson

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 August, 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:15:41 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:36:46 +0000