Jackie (fabulousfrock) wrote in little_details,

Advertising auditions in the Victorian era

Time: Late Victorian era-ish
Place: Fantasy world that was supposed to be based on America but comes off more like England anyway, so whatever

Searches for this just come up with modern Victorian-era plays and such.

In the Victorian era, if the manager of a performance needed a performer (a singer, in this specific case), how would they go about finding one? In the current draft of the book, the main character is performing in a kind of trashy variety show and he comes in and "discovers" her, but if possible, I'd like to show the main character taking a more proactive role in finding herself a better situation. I'm just wondering if it's feasible, if she could find ads in the paper or something. (And if so, how would these advertisements read?)

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