• Short Summary

    A GREEK RITUAL, KNOWN AS SMASHING CROCKERY, IS BEING REVIVED IN LONDON BY A GREEK RESTAURATEUR FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS CUSTOMERS.

  • Description

    A GREEK RITUAL, KNOWN AS SMASHING CROCKERY, IS BEING REVIVED IN LONDON BY A GREEK RESTAURATEUR FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS CUSTOMERS.

    THE CUSTOM OF SMASHING CROCKERY DURING A CABARET PERFORMANCE IS SAID TO HAVE ORIGINATED IN ATHENS AS A SIGN OF APPRECIATION, REPLACING THE TRADITIONAL HAND CLAPPING.

    THE RITUAL WAS STARTED AT THE LONDON RESTAURANT BY GREEKS WHO VISITED. NOW EVEN BRITISH PATRONS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT HAVE TAKEN IT UP.

    THE PLATES ARE PROVIDED BY THE RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT.

    THE CABARET AT THE RESTAURANT, IN LONDON'S TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, FEATURES TRADITIONAL GREEK MUSIC.

    HUNDREDS OF ASSORTED PLATES ARE SMASHED EACH WEEK ABOUT THE FEET OF THE SINGERS AND MUSICIANS WHO REGARD THE TINKLING OF FRACTURED CHINAWARE AS A COMPLIMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBC10YRY75LTFBIFEFO3UKPNA
    Media URN:
    VLVACBC10YRY75LTFBIFEFO3UKPNA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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