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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1850-1899'King Lear'Sarah Good William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
1900-1945‘Your Georgian B. has arrived at last; many many thanks. I pounced on King Lear’s Wife, and though it was not more than I expected, it was not less. The only fault I ...Isaac Rosenberg Gordon BottomleyKing Lear's WifePrint: Book
1850-1899From Hallam Tennyson's account of his father's last days: 'On Sept. 3rd [1892] he complained of weakness and of pain in his jaw [...] 'On Wednesday the 29th we tele...Alfred Tennyson William ShakespeareKing Lear, Cymbeline, Troilus and CressidaPrint: Book
1800-1849 'Then we write a part of the romance and read some Shakespears [sic]'.Percy Bysshe Shelley William ShakespearePlays including Richard III and King LearPrint: Book
1900-1945'I keep the two books a little longer. "Shakespeare" is good.'Joseph Conrad A.[Andrew] C.[Cecil] BradleyShakespearean Tragedy:Lectures on Hamlet, Othello,...Print: Book

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