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Record 16945

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 27-28 March 1842: 'Do you know how Mr Macready has been attacked for trying [...] to suppress [italics]the saloons[end italics] [...] and how it has been declared that no theatre can exist at the present day without a saloon -- & how, if it could, the effect wd be to force vicious persons & their indecencies into full view in the boxes --!! Now this appears to me enough to constitute a repulsive objection! & I who have read hard at the old dramatists since I last spoke to you about them, -- Beaumont & Fletcher Massinger Ben Jonson all Dodsley's collection, -- can yet see that objection in all its repulsiveness! .. & read on!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1830 and 28 Mar 1842
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: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: Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
Title: plays
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16945  
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: 280
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 280,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:



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