Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 4121

Reading Experience:

?He ingenuously seized opportunities, when his parents were away from home, to construct his private theatricals, which he did by converting folding doors into a green curtain, the back apartment into a stage and the front into a pit, boxes and gallery for the accommodation of his imaginary or, at best, scanty audience. ? his favourite play was Alexander, in which he enacted the principal part himself. The mad poetry of that piece was his favourite recitation and it would have been difficult to discover an actor who could give greater force to the tempestuous passage of his Bucephalus than young Maturin.?
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Charles Robert Maturin
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1782
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Curate
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Nathaniel Lee
Title: The Rival Queens, or The Death of Alexander
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1677
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4121  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1827
  Vol: XIX
  Page: 574
  Additional comments: Anonymous article 'Conversations with Maturin', pp. 570-77.

Citation: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (1827), XIX, p. 574,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)