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Record 17308

Reading Experience:

Robert Browning to Christopher Dowson, Jr., 10 March 1844: 'Yesterday I read my play to [Charles Kean] and his charming wife (who is to take the principal part) -- and all went off au mieux -- [italics]but[end italics] -- he wants to keep it till "Easter next year" -- and unpublished all the time!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 9 Mar 1844
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:Robert Browning
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 May 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Charles and Ellen Kean.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Browning
Title: Colombe's Birthday
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17308  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: 8
  Page: 252
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 252,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:



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