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Record Number: 6099


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There were some problems which I never solved in all my youth. For instance, there was Gloucester's Natural Son in King Lear. For if bad Edmund was a Natural Son, presumably Good Edgar must have been an Un-natural son; and what on earth could that be?'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge

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:

Gwen Raverat

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1885

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

don's daughter

Religion:

unknown

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:

King Lear

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6099

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

112

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece, (London, 1952), p. 112, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6099, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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