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Record Number: 4121


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?He ingenuously seized opportunities, when his parents were away from home, to construct his private theatricals, which he did by converting folding doors into a green curtain, the back apartment into a stage and the front into a pit, boxes and gallery for the accommodation of his imaginary or, at best, scanty audience. ? his favourite play was Alexander, in which he enacted the principal part himself. The mad poetry of that piece was his favourite recitation and it would have been difficult to discover an actor who could give greater force to the tempestuous passage of his Bucephalus than young Maturin.?

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Ireland

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:

Charles Robert Maturin

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1782

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Curate

Religion:

Christian (Church of England)

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Nathaniel Lee

Title:

The Rival Queens, or The Death of Alexander

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1677

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4121

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1827

Vol:

XIX

Page:

574

Additional Comments:

Anonymous article 'Conversations with Maturin', pp. 570-77.

Citation:

The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (1827), XIX, p. 574, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4121, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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