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Record 22733

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'He [Johnson] was just nine Years old when having got the play of Hamlet to read in his Father's Kitchen, he read on very qu[i]etly till he came to the Ghost scene, when he hurried up to the Shop Door that he might see folks about him'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 18 Sep 1718 and 17 Sep 1719
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Lichfield
county: Staffordshire
specific address: father's house
location in dwelling: kitchen
   
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 Johnson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1709
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Hamlet
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
belonged to his father

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22733  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 161
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), p. 161, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22733, accessed: 27 May 2019

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