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Record 20776

Reading Experience:

'Mr Peter Garrick told me, that Johnson and he went together to the Fountain tavern, and read it over, and that he afterwards solicited Mr Fleetwood, the patentee of Drury-lane theatre, to have it acted at his house'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1737 and 31 Dec 1737
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Fountain Tavern
other location: public house
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:Samuel Johnson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1709
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
presumably tavern-goers
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Johnson
Title: Irene
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20776  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Boswell
  Editor: R.W. Chapman
  Title: Life of Johnson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 81
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell , R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 81,, accessed: 05 February 2023

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791. Additional reader Peter Garrick.



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