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Record 26043

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Last night by a log-fire, I seemed the loneliest most contented man in the world. I was reading Romeo and Juliet and beginning this letter to you. I had a kitten & my terrier Mick, (who shiver and stare at each other) & the wireless muttering and playing music ever so distantly.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun 1933 and 12 Jun 1933
Country: New Zealand
Time: evening
Place: specific address: Barnswood, Hinds-Mayfield R.D., South Canterbury
   
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 D'Arcy Cresswell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1896
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: New Zealand
Country of experience: New Zealand
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Romeo and Juliet
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26043  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter D'Arcy Cresswell
  Editor: Helen Shaw
  Title: Dear Lady Ginger an exchange of letters between lady Ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell together with Ottoline Morrell's essay on Katherine Mansfield
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 59-62
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter D'Arcy Cresswell, Helen Shaw (ed.), Dear Lady Ginger an exchange of letters between lady Ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell together with Ottoline Morrell's essay on Katherine Mansfield (London, 1984), p. 59-62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26043, accessed: 20 October 2019

Additional comments:

This forms part of a letter to Ottoline Morrell ( see 26941 and 26042) dated early June 1933.

 

 

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