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 […]

On this day…30 April

On 30 April 1918 Henry Carr complained to Sykes about Joyce. The day after the successful first performance by the English Players, Henry Carr, who had played Algernon Moncrieff, complained to Claud Sykes about the payment Joyce had given him. Joyce was angered by this and the row with Carr escalated into two court cases. […]

On this day…29 April

On 29 April 1918 the English Players gave their first performance. The English Players was an amateur drama group formed by Joyce and Claud Sykes in Zurich. The group’s first performance, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, took place at the Theater zu den Kaufleuten on Pelikanstrasse on Monday 29 April 1918. Claud Sykes […]