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Record 17806

Reading Experience:

Virginia Woolf to Saxon Sydney-Turner, 25 February 1918: 'I daresay you share my feeling that Asheham is the best place in the world for reading Shakespeare. Asheham is very lovely at the moment [...] I've been sitting in the garden all the afternoon, reading Measure for Measure, looking at the trees, and thinking as much of you as of anything.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Feb 1918
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Asheham, Rodmell
county: Sussex
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:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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: William Shakespeare
Title: Measure for Measure
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17806  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Joanne Trautmann Banks
  Title: Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 97-98
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 97-98,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

Earlier in same letter (immediately before beginning of quotation used as evidence) Woolf writes: 'I'm thinking of reading Measure for Measure this afternoon'; see p.97.



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