A Victorian Drawing Room is revealed
MC: Home sweet home. Here is the man who has all he could possibly wish for.
FATHER: He has a fine house, a strong faith, but above and beyond all this he has a beautiful lady wife.
MOTHER: She has a beautiful smile. She wears the finest of dresses, and she dances like a dream.
- SHOCKHEADED PETER p. 4
We’re thinking of using J. W. Turner’s Fairy Wedding Waltz Opus 120 to underscore this dance. Check out this beautiful cover for the sheet music from 1863:
Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co.
Thanks to Army of Broken Toys wrangler Edrie for the image!
Questions having been coming up periodically in rehearsals about what things looked like, or if things existed, during the Victorian Era.
How will we know this character is a doctor? What type of bag would one have had?
What did cat owners use for litter?
Sand, sawdust, or torn-up newspaper [source]
Did they use salt and pepper shakers?
Yes! “The lady of the house often used condiments as the centerpiece for her table in the Victorian era…Some were cruet sets consisting of salt, pepper and a vinegar cruet on a glass tray…More frequently found were condiment sets consisting of a salt, pepper and mustard pot, normally on a matching glass base.” [source]
What did dustpans look like?