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Record Number: 16595


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Charles Macready, in diary entry for 3 August 1840: 'Read Browning's play [The Return of the Druses], and with the deepest concern I yield to the belief that he will [italics]never write again[end italics] -- to any purpose. I fear his intellect is not quite clear.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Aug 1840

Country:

England

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:

William Charles Macready

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Mar 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Actor

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

The Return of the Druses

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16595

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

4

Page:

294

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 294, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16595, accessed: 22 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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