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Record Number: 6683


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I heard the greatest part of the Gamester read by Mr Garrick, before it was brought upon the stage. On the whole, I much liked it. I thought it a very affecting performance. There are faults in it; but I think it a moral and seasonable piece'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1753 and 31 Dec 1753

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:

David Garrick

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1717

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

actor, writer and theatre manager

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Samuel Richardson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Moore

Title:

The Gamester

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

play produced Feb 1753 at Drury Lane

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6683

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Editor:

John Carroll

Title:

Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1964

Vol:

n/a

Page:

224

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson, (Oxford, 1964), p. 224, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6683, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter from Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh, 1753

   
   
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