On this day…23 April

On 23 April 1900 William Archer wrote to Joyce. William Archer, the English translator of Henrik Ibsen’s works, wrote to Joyce to pass on Ibsen’s compliments about the review of his play When We Dead Awaken that had just been published in the Fortnightly Review. Ibsen wrote to Archer on 16 April about Joyce’s review. […]

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…13 December

On 13 December 1913 Joyce bought a book of Ibsen plays from FH Schimpff. The book contained William Archer’s translations of A Doll’s House and Ghosts, and was volume vii of the Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen, published by Heinemann in 1912. Joyce bought this and numerous other books from the bookseller FH Schimpff in […]