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Record 12272

Reading Experience:

'[Betsey Wynne:] We read this evening "Les Femmes Savantes" and "Les Precieuses Ridicules" of the Theatre of Moliere. I thought I should die from laughing in hearing the latter piece which is as amusing as it is possible to be. [Eugenia Wynne] Mr de Regis read to us and made all the possible faces for Mascarille. I find that France has made a great loss when Moliere died. It is said that he died during an acting of "Le Malade Imaginaire", one of his own pieces for in straining to make himself appear the more natural he burst a vein in his chest and died a few hours after. It is wearying that such a superior talent as that which was possessed by Moliere should not be immortal. Excellent author! better poet! Who has more glorified the amiable Thalia? What more can one desire?'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 13 Dec 1791
Country: Austria
Time: evening
Place: city: Wardeck
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: de Regis (M.)
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Austria
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Betsey Wynne, Eugenia Wynne and others
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Moliere [pseud.]
Title: Les Femmes Savantes
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12272  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anne Fremantle
  Title: The Wynne Diaries
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1935
  Vol: I
  Page: 92
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries (London, 1935), I, p. 92,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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