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Record Number: 14858


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and here I read the Qu's to Knepp while she answered me, through all her part of "Flora's Figarys", which was acted today' [She = Nell Gwyn]

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

5 Oct 1667

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: London
specific address: King's House (theatre)
other location: in the actresses' dressing rooms at the theatre

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Nell Gwyn, who replied in the opposite parts


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Richard Rhodes

Title:

Flora's Vagaries

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14858

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

8

Page:

463

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 8, p. 463, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14858, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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