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PLAYS WITH A PURPOSE.

PLAYS WITH A PURPOSE.

The disciples of the " art for art " doctrine (says an evening Contemporary) are often drawn into expressions of strong con- demnation when there is produced a play with a purpose. Their theory will not allow them to see anything good in a drama which has been written to push fo
July 18, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THE HANDEL BICENTENARY.

THE HANDEL BICENTENARY.

A special service in commemoration of the bicentenary of Handel's birth at Halle, in 1685, was held in Westminster Abbey on last Tuesday night. A shortened form of evening prayer was used, the greater part of the service being devoted to music. The Dettingen "Te Deum " was perfo
July 18, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
"LA SOCIETE DE LONDRES."

"LA SOCIETE DE LONDRES."

"LA SOcIsET DE LONDRES." Par COMTE PAUL VASILI. Georges Clsamerot, 19, rue des Saints-Pbres, Paris. In spite of its defects and errors, this sketch of English manners, English society, and, above all, of English politics, is a really valuable work. A book of this kind written by
July 18, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
MDLLE. MARIE VAN ZANDT'S BENEFIT.

MDLLE. MARIE VAN ZANDT'S BENEFIT.

On Friday Evening, July loth, Act It. of " LAY{ME " Lmldle, VAN ZASDT Gerald - .. .. Mf Durry Fr&dric ?? CARROUiX Nilakantha ?? .. An amount Of cuthusiasm ?? in thle existing state of the thermometer was snothing short of a physical feat greeted Blidlie. Van Zendit at her benefi
July 18, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
Advertisements & Notices

Advertisements & Notices

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July 18, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
NORTH LONDON INSTITUTE OF MUSIC.

NORTH LONDON INSTITUTE OF MUSIC.

NORTh1 LONDON INSTITUTE OF MUSIC. A concert was given on Tuesday evening at the Burlington Hall, Conduit-street, Rerent-street, for the benefit of Mr Louis Cottell, director of the North London Institute of Music, an establishment enjoyiug considerable repute at Highbury. The Nor
July 25, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
MISS ALMA MURRAY'S READINGS.

MISS ALMA MURRAY'S READINGS.

In our last issue we briefly recorded the fact that on the evening of Friday, the 17th inst., Miss Alma Murray gave a series of readings at No. 133, New Bond-street, in aid of the London branch of the Richard Wagner Society. It is now our pleasing duty to enter into the details
July 25, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
MUSIC AND DANCING LICENCES.

MUSIC AND DANCING LICENCES.

At the Ramsgate Petty Sessions on Monday last, before Mr G. E. Hannam (chairman), and a full bench of magistrates, John Ovenden, the manager of the entertainments at the Pier Pavilion, was summoned, on the information of William Lennon. for having kept and used the same asa plac
July 25, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
AMUSEMENTS IN CANADA.

AMUSEMENTS IN CANADA.

AMUSEMENTS IN N ?? Arr Ar- -- } >. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPO(nrDENT.) MONTREAL, JULY 7.- Now that the Academly of a has closed for the summer months, the regular tl lea season may be said to have terminated here, and te dtnal year 1884-85 can be relegated to the ever-increasing i.et
July 25, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THE SPIRIT OF RIDICULE.

THE SPIRIT OF RIDICULE.

At r Piuero's post-prandial utterances are ever amusing )t alanys unanswerable. As the Duke says of the ~choly Jactues in As You Like It, we ''love to ?? hin in these " (after-dinner) " fits, for then he's full ,sotter." This prolific dramatist seems to adhere in speeches to the
July 25, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England