Posted by Caroline on April 24, 1998 at 15:42:14:
In response to More Instruments, written by Emelye on April 24, 1998 at 14:48:24
] Actually, it was less the "exhibitionist" bit than that it would still have been considered indelicate for ladies to play woodwind instruments. (something about women blowing into things being not quite the thing, you know}. Guitars were OK, as were the other instruments that have been discussed. By the end of Miss Austen's life, however, I believe that the stigma of woodwind instruments was disappearing; but I would guess that in the country it would still be looked down upon.
Sounds like you know something about this...could you expand a bit, please?I would love to hear about Georgian guitar playnig ladies, fo rinstsnce....
- Caroline Emelye 08:05:00 4/28/98 (3)
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