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Record 29321

Reading Experience:


'A Meeting held at 30 Northcourt Avenue 19/10/29 Miss E. C. Stevens in the chair

1. Minutes of last time read and approved


5 F E Pollard then introduced "The Alcestis" of Euripides by reading from Gilbert Murray's introduction of his translation of the play, Which was read in parts after refreshments the parts being taken as follows
Apollo S.A. Reynolds
Thanatos C. I. Evans
Elders C. E Stansfield & Miss Brain
Choros T. C. Elliott
Handmaid Mrs Pollard
Admetus F. E. Pollard
Alcestis Mrs Elliott
Little Boy Mrs Pollard
Heracles H. R. Smith
Phaeres [sic] Geo Burrow
Servant S. A. Reynolds'

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 19 Oct 1929
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: 30 Northcourt Avenue
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:

Reader:Francis Pollard
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: n/a
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: Gilbert Murray
Title: [Introduction to his translation of Euripides’ Alcestis]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Minutes
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29321  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 193

Citation: Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 193,, accessed: 16 April 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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