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Record Number: 16046


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Do you remember the knocking in Macbeth? ...The porter is a man I have a great respect for. He had a great command of language. All that he says, curiously enough, my mother left out when she read Macbeth to me ... I remember the day my mother read Macbeth to me.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 7 Dec 1872 and 14 Dec 1872

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Mrs Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

mother

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Robert Louis Stevenson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

Macbeth

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16046

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

1

Page:

261

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 261, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16046, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

RLS both a reader and a listener. Comparing (tongue-in-cheek) his first listening experience with his later reading experience of Macbeth.

   
   
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