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Record Number: 16352


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Lady Margaret Cocks, 31 December 1832: 'I have had my hands & head full of a book called the Greek Theatre, composed in part of extracts, & edited by a Cambridge Student [...] In the body of the work, are extracts from Schlegel: so full of poetical & classical enthusiasm, that I should like to know something of the [italics]German[end italics] Schlegel!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1832 and 31 Dec 1832

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sidmouth

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:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Title:

Uber dramatische Kunst und Literatur (extracts)

Genre:

Classics, Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In translation, in The Theatre of the Greeks (2nd edition. Ed. James Tate, 1827)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16352

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

3

Page:

70

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 70, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16352, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.72 n.11 in source for details of text/edition read.

   
   
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