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Record Number: 12304


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This evening we read a fine trajedy by Corneille where there are many noble characters Emily has such strength and such nobleness'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

29 Dec 1791

Country:

Austria

Time

evening

Place:

city: Wardeck

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:

Elizabeth (Betsey) Wynne

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Austria

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

probably the family group and friends


Additional Comments:

probably with her sister Eugenia and the family circle



Text Being Read:

Author:

Pierre Corneille

Title:

Cinna

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12304

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anne Fremantle

Title:

The Wynne Diaries

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1935

Vol:

I

Page:

95

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries (London, 1935), I, p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12304, accessed: 03 October 2022


Additional Comments:

It is not certain that this is the play in question but Fremantle's editorial note implies so.

   
   
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