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…16 December

On 16 December 1912 Joyce wrote to Yeats about The Countess Cathleen. One of Joyce’s students, Nicolò Vidacovich, had made an Italian translation of part WB Yeats’ play The Countess Cathleen, but Yeats did not want it published. Joyce wrote a number of letters to Yeats trying to persuade him to allow Vidacovich’s translation to […]