Jefferson Opera House in The Reivers (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Opera House
Type: 
Office/store
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Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1363
Y: 
765
Description: 

Priest's carriages often serve as taxis for people attending "balls or minstrel or drama shows at the opera house" in Jefferson (8). "Opera house" was the way playhouses were often referred to in towns where the religious community frowned on play-acting. "Opera" sounded culturally more respectable than plays, though actual operas were seldom staged in them. (This theater is still there in The Sound and the Fury, but no longer being used; it is referred to as "the old opera house.")

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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