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Record Number: 5464


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been with a nice little party of college friends, to see King John, and for a week after, I could do nothing but read Shakespear.' [Siddings was performing in Covent Garden between 12.05.1810 and 21.06.1810]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 12 May 1810 and 23 Jun 1810

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

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:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Aug 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

governess

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:

William Shakespeare

Title:

[plays]

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5464

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna J. Clark

Title:

The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney

Place of Publication:

Athens, London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

116

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney (Athens, London, 1997), p. 116, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5464, accessed: 03 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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