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Record 7181

Reading Experience:

'went to dine at the Hotel de l'Europe. I took Iphigenia to read. Italianische Reise until Dessoir came. He read us the opening of Richard the 3rd and the scene with Lady Anne. Then Shylock, which G. afterwards read... Finished 1st act of Iphigenia'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 8 Dec 1854
Country: Germany
Time: evening
Place: city: Berlin
specific address: Hotel de l'Europe
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: Dessoir
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
George Eliot, G.H. Lewes
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Richard III
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7181  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Eliot
  Editor: Margaret / Judith Harris / Johnston
  Title: The Journals of George Eliot
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 37-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Eliot, Margaret / Judith Harris / Johnston (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot (Cambridge, 1998), p. 37-8,, accessed: 21 January 2022

Additional comments:



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