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Record Number: 33994


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘...I shall give my own poetical translation, also, of the scenes which Schiller in his translation of Macbeth has substituted for the original witch-scenes. He has altogether mistaken in my humble opinion, the true character of Shakespeare’s witchcraft - but the verses are pretty. I hope you did not write the article on the Original in the Quarterly but one as it contains a very unfeeling allusion to poor Charles Lamb. There is an Ass writes for the Quarterly - who is he? You need not tell him that I said so.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1800 and 8 May 1836

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Hartley Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Sep 1796

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Poet, essayist, teacher, biographer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

The edition of the Quarterly being read is one of the 1835-6 volumes.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33994

Source:

Print

Author:

Hartley Coleridge

Editor:

Grace Evelyn and Earl Leslie Griggs

Title:

Letters of Hartley Coleridge

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

193

Additional Comments:

Letter from Hartley Coleridge to his cousin, Henry Nelson Coleridge, from Grasmere, dated May 8, 1836. Editors’ footnote: ‘For Hartley’s translation of Schiller’s Translation of Macbeth see Poems [1851, edited by Derwent Coleridge], 288-9.’

Citation:

Hartley Coleridge, Grace Evelyn and Earl Leslie Griggs (ed.), Letters of Hartley Coleridge, (London, 1936), n/a, p. 193, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33994, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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