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Record Number: 32962


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘I rec your play and Annual. Thank you very much. The play is gorgeous, one of the chiefest pleasures of my leave days; and for this I thank you indeed. The ideas are exactly what we all think out here—and the court martial of the Kaiser and kings etc might have been copied from one of ours … I have not had a chance of looking at the Annual yet but will do so before I go back.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1917 and 26 Sep 1917

Country:

France

Time

daytime

Place:

county

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:

Isaac Rosenberg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Nov 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, 11th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancasters Regiment

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Calverley Trevelyan

Title:

[plays]

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32962

Source:

Print

Author:

Isaac Rosenberg

Editor:

Ian Parsons

Title:

The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

262-3

Additional Comments:

Letter to R. C. Trevelyan, 26 September 1917, from the trenches

Citation:

Isaac Rosenberg, Ian Parsons (ed.), The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings, (London, 1984), p. 262-3, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32962, accessed: 16 October 2019


Additional Comments:

Trevelyan published several works which might fall into the category of 'plays' before 1918, including "Sisyphus: An Operatic Fable" (1908), "The Bride of Dionysus a music-Drama" and Other Poems (1912), "The New Parsifal: An Operatic Fable "(1914), "The Foolishness of Solomon" (1915), and "The Pterodamozels: An Operatic Fable" (1916).

   
   
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