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Record Number: 9141


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 6 September 1808: 'In the evening Mr. Morritt began reading another of Massinger's plays [having finished "The Duke of Milan"], the "Fatal Dowry," from which Rowe has taken the story of "The Fair Penitent." The characters of the father and the husband in "The Fatal Dowry" are more interesting than in "The Fair Penitent;" but the events and catastrophes are badly drawn, and the wife detestable.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

6 Sep 1808

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

specific address: Bothwell Castle

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:

John B. S. Morritt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Mary Berry (Presumably) Lord and Lady Douglas (reader's hosts)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Philip Massinger

Title:

The Fatal Dowry

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9141

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

2

Page:

369

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852, (London, 1865), 2, p. 369, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9141, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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