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Record 19069

Reading Experience:

'I have been reading Marlow, and I was so much more impressed by him than I thought I should be, that I read Cymbeline just to see if there mightn't be more in the great William than I supposed. And I was quite upset! Really and truly I am now let in to [the] company of worshippers-though I still feel a little oppressed by his-greatness I suppose. I shall want a lecture when I see you; to clear up some points about the Plays. I mean about the characters. Why aren't they more human? Imogen and Posthumous and Cymbeline-I find them beyond me-Is this my feminine weakness in the upper region?'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1888 and 5 Nov 1901
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 22 Hyde Park Gate, S.W.
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 Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
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: Cymbeline
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19069  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Stephen
  Editor: Nigel Nicholson
  Title: The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: Volume 1, 1888-1912
  Page: 45
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Stephen, Nigel Nicholson (ed.), The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1975), Volume 1, 1888-1912, p. 45,, accessed: 04 December 2023

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