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Record Number: 12272


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Betsey Wynne:] We read this evening "Les Femmes Savantes" and "Les Precieuses Ridicules" of the Theatre of Moliere. I thought I should die from laughing in hearing the latter piece which is as amusing as it is possible to be. [Eugenia Wynne] Mr de Regis read to us and made all the possible faces for Mascarille. I find that France has made a great loss when Moliere died. It is said that he died during an acting of "Le Malade Imaginaire", one of his own pieces for in straining to make himself appear the more natural he burst a vein in his chest and died a few hours after. It is wearying that such a superior talent as that which was possessed by Moliere should not be immortal. Excellent author! better poet! Who has more glorified the amiable Thalia? What more can one desire?'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

13 Dec 1791

Country:

Austria

Time

evening

Place:

city: Wardeck

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:

de Regis (M.)

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Austria

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

Betsey Wynne, Eugenia Wynne and others


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Moliere [pseud.]

Title:

Les Femmes Savantes

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical, Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12272

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anne Fremantle

Title:

The Wynne Diaries

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1935

Vol:

I

Page:

92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries, (London, 1935), I, p. 92, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12272, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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