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Record 15670

Reading Experience:

'Attended the reading of The Poor Gentleman & was very pleased with the gentlemanly manners of most of the Amateurs. Agreed to play Gruff old Humphrey Dobbin and suppose I must do it. It is not a pleasing character to sustain, but if Sir Richard Bramble is up in his part & gives the Cue well, every word Dobbin says is a Growl & if Dobbin growls well every sentence he speaks is a point.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 10 Jul 1855
Country: Australia
Time: evening
Place: city: Melbourne
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reading Group:men
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: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
men present in the group
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hendrik Conscience
Title: The Poor Gentleman
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 15670  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Buckley Castieau
  Title: Diaries
  Location: National Library of Australia
  Call no: NLA MS 2218
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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