Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 9168

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry, Journal, 19 May 1811, on stay with Joanna Baillie at Hampstead: 'Sat by the fire the whole day. Joanna Baillie gave us her drama upon Hope to read; it is only two acts, and I was soon through it. Very poetical, and much fancy, as all her things have; but this did not equal my expectation [...] It is certainly a dramatic story, but not dramatically managed.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 May 1811
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Hampstead
   
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:Mary Berry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Mar 1763
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/editor
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Joanna Baillie
Title: Hope
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: Later published in the third vol. of "Plays on the Passions" (1812)
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9168  
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: 477
  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. 477, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9168, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)