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Record Number: 14951


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and so by coach home; and there, having this day bought the "Queene of Arragon" play, I did get my wife and W Batelier to read it over this night by 11 a-clock, and so to bed.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

20 Oct 1668

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elizabeth Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

23 Oct 1640

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

wife of 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

Samuel Pepys, her husband, and William Batelier


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Habington

Title:

The Queene of Arragon

Genre:

Drama, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14951

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:

333

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 8, p. 333, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14951, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Elizabeth Pepys and William Batelier probably took turns reading the different parts while Samuel Pepys listened to them.

   
   
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