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Record Number: 467


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Play'd tunes in 'The Beggars Opera' 2 hours after dinner.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

20 Feb 1728

Country:

England

Time

evening: 'after dinner' (for two hours) ie afternoon

Place:

city: Wandsworth, nr London
location in dwelling: home,

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:

Gertrude Savile

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1697

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

sister of George, 7th Baronet Savile, Lord of Rufford, from whom she gained an allowance

Religion:

Protestant

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:

John Gay

Title:

The Beggar's Opera

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

467

Source:

Print

Author:

Gertrude Savile

Editor:

Alan Saville

Title:

Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757

Place of Publication:

Nottingham

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

105

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gertrude Savile, Alan Saville (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757 (Nottingham, 1997), p. 105, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=467, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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