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Record 11974

Reading Experience:

'And after dinner up and read part of the new play of "The Five houres adventures"; which though I have seen it twice, yet I never did admire or understand it enough - it being a play of the greatest plot that I ever expect to see, and of great vigour quite through the whole play, from beginning to the end.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 31 May 1663
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after dinner, before church
Place: city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Tuck
Title: The Adventures of five houres
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: adapted from the Spanish comedy: Los empenos de seis horas by Don Antonio Coello y Ochoa
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11974  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 4
  Page: 165
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 165,, accessed: 12 August 2020

Additional comments:



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