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Record 29586

Reading Experience:


Meeting held at Eynsham, Shinfield Rd, 31.5.32.

George Burrow in the Chair.

1. Minutes of last approved


6. Victor Alexander then gave an outline of the career of Molière, & a sketch of the life of the XVIIth Century in France.


7. There followed a reading of the Misanthrope - abridged - in translation. The parts were taken as follows:

Philinte      Charles Stansfield
Alceste      Frank Pollard
Oronte      George Burrow
Célimène      Rosamund Wallis
Basque      Sylvanus Reynolds
Eliante      Mary S. W. Pollard
Clitandre      Edgar Castle
Acaste      Henry M. Wallis
A Guard      Victor Alexander
Arsinoë [Arsinoé]      Mary E. Robson

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 31 May 1932
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Eynsham, Shinfield Road
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:Henry Marriage Wallis
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1854
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Corn, seed and coal merchant
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 the XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Molière [pseud.]
Title: The Misanthrope
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29586  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Victor Alexander
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: pp. 31-32

Citation: Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938) private collection, p. pp. 31-32,, accessed: 23 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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