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Record Number: 7212


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read Goethe's Maxims in the Wanderjahre. Then we compared several scenes of Hamlet in Schlegel's translation with the original. It is generally very close and often admirably done but Shakespear's strong concrete language is almost always weakened'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

7 Jan 1855

Country:

Germany

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Berlin

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:

George Eliot [pseud]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writers

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

Hamlet, translated into German by Schlegel

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

translated into German by Schlegel

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7212

Source:

Print

Author:

George Eliot [pseud]

Editor:

Margaret Harris

Title:

The Journals of George Eliot

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

42

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Judith Johnston

Citation:

George Eliot [pseud], Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot, (Cambridge, 1998), p. 42, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7212, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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