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Record Number: 17763


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Virginia Stephen to Thoby Stephen, 2 November 1901: 'I have been reading Marlow [sic], and I was so much more impressed by him than I should be, that I read Cymbeline just to see if there mightnt be more in the great William than I supposed. And I was quite upset! Really and truly I am now let in to [the] company of worshippers -- though I still feel a little oppressed by his -- greatness I suppose [...] I read Dr Faustus, and Edward II -- I thought them very near the great man -- with more humanity I should say -- not all on such a grand tragic scale [comments further on points of comparison and contrast between Shakespeare and Marlowe].'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1901 and 5 Nov 1901

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:

Virginia Stephen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

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:

Christopher Marlowe

Title:

Edward II

Genre:

Drama, History, Poetry, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17763

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Joanne Trautmann Banks

Title:

Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

n/a

Page:

8

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17763, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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