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Record 8827

Reading Experience:

Mary Berry to Bertie Greathead, 2 August 1798, on having got to know Mrs Siddons the previous winter: 'She read "Hamlet" to us one evening, in N. Audley-street, which was to me a great treat.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Nov 1797 and 28 Feb 1798
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: North Audley Street
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:Sarah Siddons
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1755
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Actress
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mary Berry and others
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Hamlet
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8827  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 2
  Page: 70
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 70,, accessed: 23 February 2024

Additional comments:



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