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Record 23951

Reading Experience:

'When we were tired of singing we went into the house & did some Shakespearian Readings. Harry & I read the Grave-diggers. Harry read the Gravediggers very well. Afterwards Polly & I did Pericles & Catherine in "The Taming of the Shrew" this amused us very well & brought on ten o'clock, then Polly & I had our toddy & then I got in real life a lesson of how absurd the Play was we had been reading & how false it was to nature for my Katherina gave me a lecture & shut me up in very quick time.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 11 Mar 1874
Country: Australia
Time: evening
Place: city: Melbourne
location in dwelling: at home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reading Group:Castieau family
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Prison Governor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Taming of the Shrew
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23951  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Buckley Castieau
  Title: Diaries
  Location: National Library of Australia
  Call no: NLA MS 2218
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a,, accessed: 27 February 2024

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