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Record Number: 29247


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A meeting held at School House 4/12/28 T. C. Elliott in the chair

1 Minutes of the last read and approved


[...]

4 The Most Part of the Tempest was then read the Play being cast as follows.
Alonso King of Naples Mrs Stansfield.
Sebastian, his brother Miss Brain.
Prsopero [sic], the right Duke of Milan Mr Stansfield.
Antonio, his brother, usurping Duke of Milan Mr Elliott.
Ferdinand, son to King of Naples Mr Reynolds.
Gonzalo, honest old Counsellor Mr Rawlings.
Adrian, a Lord Mrs Pollard
Caliban, a savage and deformed slave Mr Pollard.
Trinculo, a Jester Mr Smith.
Stephano, a Drunken Butler Mr Robson
Miranda, daughter to Prospero Miss Bowman Smith
Ariel, an airy Spirit Miss Wallis
Mrs Rawlings read the stage directions
Mrs [or Mr.?] Robson sang some of Ariel’s songs.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

4 Dec 1928

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Leighton Park School
location in dwelling: School 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:

Sylvanus A. Reynolds

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1863

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Chartered accountant with own practice.

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

The Tempest

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29247

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Howard Smith

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

185–185

Citation:

Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 185–185, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29247, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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