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Record Number: 14236


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'So to the Custome-house; and there with great threats got a couple [watermen] to carry me down to Deptford, all the way reading "Pompey the Great" (a play translated from French by several notable persons; among other my Lord Buckehurst); but to me is a mean play, and the words and sense not very extraordinary.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

23 Jun 1666

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
other location: in a water taxi on the way to Deptford

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Corneille

Title:

Pompee: Pompey the Great, a tragedy. As it was acted by the servants of His Royal Highness the Duke of York. Translated out of French by certain Persons of Honour

Genre:

Drama, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1664. Translated by Lord Buckhurst, Edmund Walker, Sir Charles Sedley, Edward Filmer and Sidney Godolphin

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14236

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

7

Page:

176

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 7, p. 176, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14236, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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