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Record 16595

Reading Experience:

William Charles Macready, in diary entry for 3 August 1840: 'Read Browning's play [The Return of the Druses], and with the deepest concern I yield to the belief that he will [italics]never write again[end italics] -- to any purpose. I fear his intellect is not quite clear.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Aug 1840
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:William Charles Macready
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Mar 1793
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Actor
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Browning
Title: The Return of the Druses
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16595  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 4
  Page: 294
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 294,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:



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