Countess Granville in Paris - December, 1840
from Letter from Lady Granville to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, December 1840, pages 313–314:
At nine we were all in the ball-room, the prettiest little theatre you ever saw. Henry Greville and Miss Raikes, Grampus and Alice, le grand genre. Harry Howard, looking quite beautiful in a black wig like Louis XIV.’s, acted the villain of the piece perfectly. Freddy as Walter Barnard and Marion Ellice as Bella had the greatest success. Plunket, an excellent comic actor as Jemmy Starling. Miss Thelusson had set beautifully all sorts of the prettiest bits of opera music, and played them with a band of Tolbecque.… more >>
Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, December 1840. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, 3rd edition, volume 2 (London, 1894), p. 313–314. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538659835929 accessed: 6 May, 2021
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|Arrangements of operatic music to accompany a play||performed by Miss Thelusson, a band|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Harriet Leveson-Gower describes a performance of a private play.