Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 29 May. 1846 -29 May. 1846, Berkshire

Event

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Event Type

Minstrel Show

Event Details

Venue Type: Multi-use
Location: Reading
County: Berkshire
Type: Minstrel Show
Venue: Hall, The
Date: 29 May 1846-29 May 1846
Date notes: Friday, morning and evening; date uncertain (may have been the following Friday)

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
Railroad Overture Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Overture

Bibliographic Sources

  • Theatrical Journal (London) June 6, 1846: 181:2-182:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “the morning concert, on Friday” (past), “in the evening, the performances were repeated”
    • Venue Name: “Reading”, “the Hall”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “interludes by the Messrs. Venua” (may have only taken place at evening performance – uncertain).
    • Program Info: “The style of song is broadly ludicrous, and the comic pieces closely resemble the specimens of American vocalism given by other singers”, “sentimental pieces”, “instrumental accompaniments”, “several glees”, “the astonishing closing overture, in which the discordant scream of the locomotive was reduced to harmony”.
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      performance time,
      reception,
      other (mention that the hall was darkened, in order “to give a more theatrical tone to the exhibition, if such it may be termed.”)
  • Theatrical Journal (London) June 6, 1846: 181:2-182:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “the morning concert, on Friday” (past), “in the evening, the performances were repeated”
    • Venue Name: “Reading”, “the Hall”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “interludes by the Messrs. Venua” (may have only taken place at evening performance – uncertain).
    • Program Info: “The style of song is broadly ludicrous, and the comic pieces closely resemble the specimens of American vocalism given by other singers”, “sentimental pieces”, “instrumental accompaniments”, “several glees”, “the astonishing closing overture, in which the discordant scream of the locomotive was reduced to harmony”.
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      performance time,
      reception,
      other (mention that the hall was darkened, in order “to give a more theatrical tone to the exhibition, if such it may be termed.”)