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Entertainments in London

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063117
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0007
Entertainments in London

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The author witnesses various forms of entertainment while in London, including the theatre and circus. The manner in which plays are acted, and balls and musical parties conducted, in Europe is (entirely) different from that of Hindoostan. In India, people send for the singers to their own houses, where they view the entertainments, and spend a large sum of money for one night's amusement. In Europe, a few individuals usually enter into partnership, (or) as it is called in English, a company. In one night, dancers and musicians collect five or six thousand rupees in exchange for entertaining the audience. The author also saw an exhibition near the bazar of the Haymarket of a tall and corpulent female standing more than five cubits.

Keywords: London; entertainment; theatre; circus; plays; musical parties; balls; dancers; musicians

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