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Record Number: 9168


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 19 May 1811, on stay with Joanna Baillie at Hampstead: 'Sat by the fire the whole day. Joanna Baillie gave us her drama upon Hope to read; it is only two acts, and I was soon through it. Very poetical, and much fancy, as all her things have; but this did not equal my expectation [...] It is certainly a dramatic story, but not dramatically managed.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 May 1811

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hampstead

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:

Mary Berry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Mar 1763

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/editor

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Joanna Baillie

Title:

Hope

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Later published in the third vol. of "Plays on the Passions" (1812)

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

9168

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

2

Page:

477

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 477, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9168, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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