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Record 9141

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry, Journal, 6 September 1808: 'In the evening Mr. Morritt began reading another of Massinger's plays [having finished "The Duke of Milan"], the "Fatal Dowry," from which Rowe has taken the story of "The Fair Penitent." The characters of the father and the husband in "The Fatal Dowry" are more interesting than in "The Fair Penitent;" but the events and catastrophes are badly drawn, and the wife detestable.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 6 Sep 1808
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
Place: specific address: Bothwell Castle
   
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:John B. S. Morritt
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: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mary Berry (Presumably) Lord and Lady Douglas (reader's hosts)
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Philip Massinger
Title: The Fatal Dowry
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9141  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 2
  Page: 369
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 369, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9141, accessed: 28 January 2023

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