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Record 25421

Reading Experience:

'Mr Edminson then made some interesting remarks on the subject of Shakespeare's [??illegible] and portraits as an introduction to readings & songs from the poet's works, the programme consisting of the folowing. Song. Sigh no more Ladies Mrs Cass Reading from Cymbeline A.F.H. Rawlings " from Hamlet Mrs Stansfield Paper on Hamlet C.L. Stansfield reading from Taming of Shrew Mr and Mrs Cass " " Much Ado Miss Neild " " Henry V Mr and Mrs Edminson song Who is Sylvia Mrs Cass'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 11 Dec 1899
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 62 London St
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:Maria Neild
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of the XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Much Ado About Nothing
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 25421  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Alfred Rawlings
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 41

Citation: Alfred Rawlings, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)  Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 41,, accessed: 16 June 2024

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (



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