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Record Number: 32987


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have just read King Lear. I think you are more like Goneril than Regan and more like Regan than Cordelia. But you have many qualities that none of these three sisters possessed such as being able to plant wallflowers. It is a probable play. It is the kind of thing which might happen any day and I daresay it happens in the east end very often. And one feels it was bound to happen.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Oct 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Saint-Omer
other location: Headquarters, Royal Flying Corps

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:

Maurice Baring

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Apr 1874

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

William Shakespeare

Title:

King Lear

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32987

Source:

Print

Author:

Maurice Baring

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Dear Animated Bust: Letters to Lady Juliet Duff, France, 1915-1918

Place of Publication:

Salisbury

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Maurice Baring, Dear Animated Bust: Letters to Lady Juliet Duff, France, 1915-1918, (Salisbury, 1981), p. 72, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32987, accessed: 08 December 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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