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Record Number: 20777


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mr Peter Garrick told me, that Johnson and he went together to the Fountain tavern, and read it over, and that he afterwards solicited Mr Fleetwood, the patentee of Drury-lane theatre, to have it acted at his house'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1737 and 31 Dec 1737

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Fountain Tavern
other location: public house

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:

Peter Garrick

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

involved in theatre

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

presumably tavern-goers


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

Irene

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read with Johnson


Source Information:

Record ID:

20777

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

Life of Johnson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

81

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell , R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 81, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20777, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791. Additional reader Samuel Johnson

   
   
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