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The Journal of a London Playgoer

Source: Henry Morley, The Journal of a London Playgoer: from 1851-1866 (London: George Routledge, 1866), pp. 376-380

Production: Dion Boucicault, Rip Van Winkle, Adelphi Theatre, London, 23 September 1865… 1,305 more words

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The Drawing Room Comedy aka “But how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?”

With Victorian times, the comedy of manners transformed into a drawing room comedy, a play in which the upper classes could be scoffed at as they tried to remain oh, so proper as crazy events took place around them. 461 more words

Slapstick Comedy