Maybe we're not helping
Posted by Amy on September 10, 1997 at 14:25:19:
In response to Applause, applause, written by ElaineL on September 09, 1997 at 10:39:21
] Does any one know how people showed their appreciation of a performance in a smaller, private gathering such as in a person's home at a dinner party? In England, do people give standing ovations? Would they have during the Regency? Would they at a smaller gathering as I mentioned above? Thanks! EL
Elaine, are trying to find a suitable reaction to a great performance for a story? One thing we know from Austen is that polite appreciation includes no talking over the music, so that might be expanded upon to a description of how even the chattiest people present were so moved by the performance, their silent attention was rivteted on the performer. Also, I don't know where and when calling out "Brava!" came into practice, but someone here might.
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