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Record Number: 17308


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Robert Browning to Christopher Dowson, Jr., 10 March 1844: 'Yesterday I read my play to [Charles Kean] and his charming wife (who is to take the principal part) -- and all went off au mieux -- [italics]but[end italics] -- he wants to keep it till "Easter next year" -- and unpublished all the time!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

9 Mar 1844

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:

Robert Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 May 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Charles and Ellen Kean.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

Colombe's Birthday

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17308

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

8

Page:

252

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 252, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17308, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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