Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 475


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mrs Newton, Lady Palmerston, Lady Clavering and 2 daughters (great fortunes), and 3 Mrs Fox's here. While the last 2 were here, and Mrs D'Enly alone in Mother's room, I read 'The Beggar's Opera' to them in intervals before and after supper.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

15 Feb 1728

Country:

England

Time

evening: 'before and after supper', before 12.00 am

Place:

city: Wandsworth, nr London
location in dwelling: home, mother's room

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:

Gertrude Savile

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1697

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

sister of George, 7th Baronet Savile, Lord of Rufford, from whom she gained an allowance

Religion:

Protestant

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

friends


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Gay

Title:

The Beggar's Opera

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2nd edn?

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

475

Source:

Print

Author:

Gertrude Savile

Editor:

Alan Saville

Title:

Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757

Place of Publication:

Nottingham

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

103

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gertrude Savile, Alan Saville (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757, (Nottingham, 1997), p. 103, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=475, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design