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Record 27478

Reading Experience:

'The rest of the evening was devoted to a play-reading. Gilbert Murray's translation of The Agamemnon had been selected. The following took part. Chorus & Elders H.M. Wallis Watchman & Elder C.E. Stansfield Herald R.H. Robson Aigisthos H.R. Smith Cassandra Mrs Unwin Cytemnestra [sic] Eliot Wallis instead of Miss B.S. Agamemnon E.E. Unwin For the ordinary member some introduction & description of the Greek Drama would have added to the interest of the evening. Probably those who were reading enjoyed it more than those who had to listen.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 18 Dec 1920
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 94 Northcourt Ave
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 the 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: Aeschylus
Title: Agamemnon
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: trans. by Gilbert Murray
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27478  
  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: 82

Citation: Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 82,, accessed: 08 February 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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