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Record Number: 16946


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 27-28 March 1842: 'Do you know how Mr Macready has been attacked for trying [...] to suppress [italics]the saloons[end italics] [...] and how it has been declared that no theatre can exist at the present day without a saloon -- & how, if it could, the effect wd be to force vicious persons & their indecencies into full view in the boxes --!! Now this appears to me enough to constitute a repulsive objection! & I who have read hard at the old dramatists since I last spoke to you about them, -- Beaumont & Fletcher Massinger Ben Jonson all Dodsley's collection, -- can yet see that objection in all its repulsiveness! .. & read on!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 28 Mar 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Evangelical

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:

Philip Massinger

Title:

plays

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16946

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

5

Page:

280

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 280, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16946, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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