A blind old gentleman with a black ribbon over his eyes, whom we shall call Mr. Stars, as his name was stated in the bill thus ******.

Background.

theamusementsofthepeopleitemA blind old gentleman with a black ribbon over his eyes, whom we shall call Mr. Stars, as his name was stated in the bill thus ******” is a quotation from The Amusements of the People.

item The Amusements of the People was an article, written by Charles Dickens, exploring the theatre. It was first published in Dickens own weekly magazine Household Words on 30 March, 1850.

 

Context.

item Dickens gives a name to an otherwise a nameless character in a production at the Royal Victoria Theatre (the Old Vic).

 

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