Q.1:- What forms of entertainment came up in the 19th century England to provide leisure activities for the people?
(i) There had long been an annual ‘London Season’ for wealthy Britishers. In the late eighteenth century, several cultural events, such as the Opera, the theatre and the classical music performances were organized for an elite group of 300-400 families.
(ii) Pubs were the main areas for working classes to meet to have a drink, exchange news and sometimes also to organize for political action.
(iii) Music halls were popular among the lower classes and by the early twentieth century, cinema became the great mass entertainment for mixed audiences.
(iv) British industrial workers were increasingly encouraged to spend their holidays by the sea, so as to derive the benefits of the Sun and the bracing winds.
(v) Libraries, art galleries and museums were established in the nineteenth century.