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Record 25673

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Never was there such a representative of Wall in Pyramus and Thisbe.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 25 Nov 1825
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Aug 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist, poet and lawyer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Midsummer Night's Dream
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25673  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W.E.K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25673, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

Walter Scott enters this quote into his diary on Friday, 25 November 1825. It is not absolutely certain that the text read is Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, but it is the most likely contender.

 

 

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