Jefferson Opera House in The Town (Location)

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Opera House
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YoknapatawphaInset
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1850
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479
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"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. By the late 1920s the advent of movies had closed or taken over a lot of small town playhouses. In The Town, it is where the Cotillion Ball is held (75). This location includes the "back alley" in which Gavin and Manfred fight.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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