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Record 16736

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 23 September 1841: 'Mr Horne set me Martinuzzi to read, a day or two ago [...] Martinuzzzi is in a course of performance still [...] After the fatal first night, sundry corrections & reformations were made in the tragedy [...] The tragedy has fine things in it, but not very frequently & always broken into chips [...] Mr Horne lent me the play -- & now I have to stutter out the truth to him in all courtesy.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 20 Sep 1841 and 23 Sep 1841
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Elizabeth Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Evangelical
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: George Stephens
Title: Martinuzzi
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 16736  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: 5
  Page: 130
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 130,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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