On this day…18 June

On 18 June 1964 Jane Heap died. Jane Heap (1883-1964) and her partner Margaret Anderson established the Little Review which became one of the most important literature journals promoting modernist and experimental writing. The Little Review serialised parts of Ulysses from 1918 until 1921 when Heap and Anderson were fined for publishing obscenity. Born in […]

On this day…17 June

On 17 June 1918 Nora Barnacle performed in Synge’s Riders to the Sea. Synge’s play was one of three one-act plays performed by the English Players at the Pfauen Theater in Zurich on 17 June 1918. Nora played the role of Cathleen and was later photographed in the costume she wore. To follow the success […]