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Record Number: 23957


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mamma, Harry & myself read a scene or two from Shakspeare (sic). Harry was particularly delighted with the Witches Chorus in Macbeth & would insist upon his audience encoring him in it. To please him we duly went over it with him again. Polly, Harry & I then read the Trial Scene in Othello, Polly taking Desdemona & Harry Brabantio, leaving Othello for your humble servant.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1 Apr 1874

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
location in dwelling: at home

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:

Reading Group:

Castieau family

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Prison Governor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

Macbeth

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23957

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Buckley Castieau

Title:

Diaries

Location:

National Library of Australia

Call No:

NLA MS 2218

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

John Buckley Castieau, Diaries, National Library of Australia, NLA MS 2218, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=23957, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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