Richard II

Reading experience

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Richard II

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

"Reading aloud meant group recitation, which Dylan hated. Chanting a poem in unison one afternoon, he put his hands over his ears and burst out, "I can"t stand it, I can"t stand it." Subsequently he and his fellow pupils were allowed to recite poems of their choice. Standing alongside Mrs Hole, the seven-year-old Dylan annouced he was going to do "my grave poem", and started to intone: "Let"s talk of graves, of worms and epitaphs Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes Mark sorrow on the bosom of the earth..." He ended in stunned silence. His class had no idea he had been quoting Shakespeare"s ""Richard II""."

Source

Dylan Thomas: a New Life

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Thomas, Dylan
Aged 7-12 [Experience was between 1921 and 1926, born in 1914]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
September 27 1921 - September 27 1926
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
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EXF3
Place of reading experience
Wales
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/82430
Accessed on 2019/11/20 00:03:40

Related place
Wales
Related people
Thomas, Dylan
Related text or manuscript
Dylan Thomas: a New Life
Related place
Wales
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Richard II

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-23671

Evidence

"Reading aloud meant group recitation, which Dylan hated. Chanting a poem in unison one afternoon, he put his hands over his ears and burst out, "I can"t stand it, I can"t stand it." Subsequently he and his fellow pupils were allowed to recite poems of their choice. Standing alongside Mrs Hole, the seven-year-old Dylan annouced he was going to do "my grave poem", and started to intone: "Let"s talk of graves, of worms and epitaphs Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes Mark sorrow on the bosom of the earth..." He ended in stunned silence. His class had no idea he had been quoting Shakespeare"s ""Richard II""."

Source

Dylan Thomas: a New Life

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Thomas, Dylan
Aged 7-12 [Experience was between 1921 and 1926, born in 1914]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
September 27 1921 - September 27 1926
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT13
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
Place of reading experience
Wales
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Dylan Thomas: a New Life
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/82430
Accessed on 2019/11/20 00:03:40

Related place
Wales
Related people
Thomas, Dylan
Related text or manuscript
Dylan Thomas: a New Life
Related place
Wales
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Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes
Mark sorrow on the bosom of the earth..."

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