“Drunkards and Infamous Women” / Memorable Fancies #2109

[An excerpt from Social Abominations, or, The Follies of Modern Society (1895):]

“To managers and to leading performers belong the direct task of reforming the profession. … They … might agree among themselves to banish demoralizing plays from the “boards,” and to exclude from their companies disreputable females and dissipated and dishonorable men. They might also forbid the sale or use of intoxicants on their premises and refuse to admit infamous women to the auditorium, and equally infamous specimens of the opposite sex to the green-room. Moreover, they might decline to employ any person in any capacity whatever who habitually spends the midnight hours in the resorts of drunkards.”


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