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Record 27423

Reading Experience:

'The rest of the evening was devoted to a reading of 'The Winter's Tale'. The production was under the joint management of Mrs Robson & R.B. Graham. The play had been 'cut' to bring it within the compass of the time at our disposal and the cast was so arranged that most members took some part. Where all were so good it would be invidious to mention names. Suffice it to say that all felt the evening to have been a good one and the result of the evening was two fold: a new or renewed acquaintance with the genius of Shakespeare and a sense of fellowship induced by the collective contributions of a large number of members'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 7 Feb 1920
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 'Greenlands'
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:

Reading Group:Members of XII Book Club
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
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 XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Winter's Tale, The
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27423  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest E. Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 71-2

Citation: Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 71-2,, accessed: 28 March 2023

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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