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Record 6867

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?I now read for the first time "The Tempest", "Measure for Measure", "Love?s Labour?s Lost", and many other of Shakespeare?s comedies, besides the supreme tragedies, among [them] the greatest creations of the human intellect ? "Hamlet", "Macbeth", "Othello" and "Lear". From no "edition de luxe" did I read. The plays were published by Dick, cost me one penny each, a sum well suited to my means. No matter that the price was small and the paper poor; no matter that there were neither theatre nor stage, neither actors or orchestra. All the more scope was given to fancy and imagination.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1865
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Choppington
county: Northumberland
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:Thomas Burt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1837
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Pitman, later MP
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Othello
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: penny edition by John Dicks
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6867  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Burt
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1924
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 143-44
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 143-44,, accessed: 02 March 2024

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