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Record 26614

Reading Experience:

'The programme on Ibsen's work was opened by a reading on Peer Gynt by Helen Rawlings from P.H. Wicksteed's book on Ibsen. Kathleen Rawlings sang a song from Peer Gynt composed by Grieg. Helen & Margery Rawlings & the Secretary gave readings & Kathleen Rawlings another song from the same play. F.J. Edminson gave a few biographical details of Ibsen & a synopsis of the plot of the Doll's House followed by a reading from the play. Miss Marriage, H.M Wallis, W.S. Rowntree & Percy Kaye took part in a reading from Pillars of Society'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 21 Nov 1911
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 'Whinfell' [?]
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:Frederick Edminson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1860
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 XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Title: Doll's House, The
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 26614  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Alfred Rawlings
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 137

Citation: Alfred Rawlings, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 137,, accessed: 28 May 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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