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Record 17998

Reading Experience:

Friday 18 January: 'Toynbees & Kot. to dinner on Tuesday [15 January]; & that afternoon Lady Strachey read to us -- to me for the most part, as L[eonard]. was late. She read Ben Jonson's masques. They are short, & in between she broke off to talk a little [...] I enjoyed it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 15 Jan 1918
Country: England
Time: afternoon
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:Jane Maria, Lady Strachey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1840
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: none
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Virginia and Leonard Woolf
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ben Jonson
Title: masques
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17998  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: 1
  Page: 106
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 106,, accessed: 06 June 2023

Additional comments:



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