When bridge was popular…

November 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

BRIDGE AND THE THEATRES.
The Mercury 16 January 1906 reported:

Amongst the other enormities attributed to bridge it is now held responsible for the unprecedented depression in tho English provincial theatrical business at the present time. The lending managers who sonel out companies to tho provinces, a London paper states, are unanimous in describing the last two years as among the worst they have ever experienced in the country. At one time it was difficult to fill a provincial theatre for a matinee performance, but since bridge has become the rage the country theatres are in the better parts neglected in the evening, whereas the afternoon performances draw full houses. In most of the country houses the entire evening is now devoted to bridge and there is little else talked about but this game. The billiard rooms says a correspondent, are empty, ping-pong is never mentioned, whist is almost forgotten, hunting, croquet, hockey, steeplechasing, are all going under to bridge.

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