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Record Number: 26594


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Tuesday, 1 August 1826: 'Yesterday evening [...] I took to arranging the old plays of which Terry had brought me about a dozen and dipping into them scrambled through two -- One called Michaelmas Term full of traits of manners and another a sort of bouncing tragedy called The Hector of Germany or The Palsgrave. The last, worthless in the extreme, is like many of the plays in the beginning of the 17th. Century written to a good tune [goes on to comment further on language in seventeenth- century drama].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

31 Jul 1826

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Abbotsford

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Middleton

Title:

Michaelmas Term

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1607

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26594

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, (Oxford, 1972), p. 180, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26594, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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