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Record Number: 1113


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Robert Price: "I was standing reading a playbill that was stuck up, the prisoner came and laid his hand on my shoulder as before, and said, They will all be acted tonight, meaning the plays..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

4 Sep 1766

Country:

England

Time

evening: between 4pm and 5pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Smithfield
other location: Bartholomew Fair

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:

Joseph Pead

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

another witness states that he was an officer?

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Drama, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Handbill, Poster, Playbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

1113

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 22 October 1766, Trial of Joseph Pead (t17661022-1),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 22 October 1766, Trial of Joseph Pead (t17661022-1), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1113, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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