Posted on 18/10/2011
An image from the Performance element of 'What Signifies a Theatre' 1, held at Chawton House in December, 2010
Private theatricals have been a significant part of country house culture since the late eighteenth century. Non-professional performance also flourished in a variety of different contexts, including military, naval and colonial communities. In the nineteenth century, the theatre bug spread from elite to bourgeois culture and became a staple of middle-class amusement and education. This conference, the second in the 'WSAT' series, extends the geographical and chronological scope of the inaugural event, held at Chawton House Library in December 2010.
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