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Record Number: 16737


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 13 October 1841: 'I have not heard from Mr Horne since he wrote to me of Martinuzzi .. A friend of mine, Mrs Orme (who lived with us once as my governess & my sisters',) promised to procure for me from Dr Stone [friend of Horne's] a copy of Martinuzzi which he had marked the margin of, with "great laughter", "peals of laughter", as the spectators laughed where they ought to have cried [...] It was a transcript of the impressions of the first night.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 26 Aug 1841 and 13 Oct 1841

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:

Dr Tom Stone

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Physician

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Stephens

Title:

Martinuzzi

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16737

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

5

Page:

142

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 142, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16737, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See p.132 ns.7 and 9 in source for further details on this play, its reception, and its early closure on 25 September 1841.

   
   
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