On this day…28 February

On 28 February 1905 Joyce saw Eleanora Duse perform in Ibsen’s Rosmersholm. The performance took place on 28 February 1905 at the Teatro Verdi. Duse was considered the leading Ibsen actress of the day, and though Joyce had seen her perform before, he hadn’t seen her perform in a play by Ibsen. He prepared himself […]

On this day…21 August

On 21 August 1933 Joyce wrote to Frank Budgen about his book on Ulysses. Joyce was in Geneva at the time and wrote to Budgen to say that, because of ill health and worries about his daughter Lucia, he was unable to read the proofs of Budgen’s book that he had received. However, within days […]