A REGENCY/VICTORIAN BALL!
Posted by Karen on August 02, 1998 at 21:57:25:
In response to It's worth a try!, written by Mist on July 29, 1998 at 18:22:37
] ] ] I am always saying I was born more than a century too late. I would love to get together with all of you, my fellow J.A. addicts, and we could have a ball. Not a figurative one, but a real Jane Austen Regency-period (or Victorian) lavish ball in some old historic house. And everything could be done according to how it would have been done back then. Doesn't it sound lovely? And we could all go in costume or as our favorite Jane Austen character (as long as I can be Emma :0)) If anyone has any ideas, let me know. This is just the seed of an idea, so I would like your feedback.
] ] ] MIST
] ] A ball! I love a ball!
I'm not sure how I got here -- I've been on-line for at least and hour. I think I may have started off in Georgette Heyer's Homepage and proceeded through time and space. But I'm sure I'm supposed to be here since the first message that I opened was MIST's suggestion to hold a .Regency/
Victorian ball -- be still my heart -- on the east coast! BRAVO! Not to say that I've been to one, or know of any Society's in this area. I'm just an enthusiast who would help in whatever way I can to pull it together. It seems that the west coast has a couple of really active Societies that have at least an annual ball if not more regular dances. At a minimum, we could find out more about how they have organized over the years and try to emulate it. I live in Maryland in the Washington Metropolitan area. I would have to think that Cape May, NJ must put on a gala at some time during the year as I see that as being the east coasts Victorian hub. Also, am I intruding or is this an open forum? I'll be honest with you...I'm not that experienced with the Web, nor am I an expert at the Regency/Victorian era. I do love Jane Austen novels and Georgette Heyer's, as well as the movie's based on Jane's books. I don't even have a gown!!!!
Please let me know if you'd like to still pursue the ball idea...TTFN
] ] This is an ambitious venture Mist. I'm game, but I fear many a young lady would be in want of a partner. Where would we find the men?
] ] Thanks to Jennie C. I have the dress (although, heavens, for a ball, I'd need one in silk, not cotton). But logistically, I don't know how many attendees you could attract since we are such a geographically diverse group. Do you think it would be feasible at the next RoP meeting, I presume to be held next spring, and at a location still to be determined?
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