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Record 4166

Reading Experience:

?We saw at Brussels two of the best Paris actors, and Madame Talma. The play was Racine?s Andromache (initiated in England as the Distressed Mother.) Madame Talma played Andromache and her husband Orestes. .. We read the play in the morning, an excellent precaution, otherwise the novelty of the French mode of declamation would have set my comprehension at defiance.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Oct 1802
Country: Belgium
Time: morning
Place: city: Brussels
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Writer and governess
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Belgium
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jean Racine
Title: Andromache
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published in Paris 1667, but not necessarily the edition used by Maria
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4166  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J. C. Hare
  Title: The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London: Edward Arnold
  Date of Publication: 1894 (2 vols)
  Vol: 1
  Page: 91
  Additional comments: Letter to Charlotte Sneyd (29/10/1802), from Chantilly.

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 91,, accessed: 07 July 2022

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