William Archer

Standard Name: Archer, William

Connections

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Friends, Associates John Oliver Hobbes
She made many friends and acquaintances both as a figure in society and as an author. These included literary people such as George Meredith , Thomas Hardy , Punch editor Owen Seaman , William Archer
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Robins
ER was romantically linked to William Archer for most of the 1890s.
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
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She also had a long, sometimes antagonistic, sometimes friendly relationship with George Bernard Shaw .
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
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In 1909 and 1910, she carried...
Intertextuality and Influence Dodie Smith
Before she became a successful dramatist in the 1930s, DS made a couple of abortive attempts at writing plays. In 1922 she attempted her first play, Pirate Ships (later renamed Portrait of the Artist's Wives...
Intertextuality and Influence John Oliver Hobbes
JOH 's speeches and interviews regularly deal with literature. In an interview with William Archer , she admits to admiring Arthur Wing Pinero 's characterisation of women, while noting how little individualised are some of...
Literary responses Elizabeth Baker
Despite its short run, the play was a critical success. The Times heartily congratulated the Play Actors on their choice of play, saying that [o]ne such play as this a year would justify the existence...
Literary responses Rosamund Marriott Watson
Oscar Wilde 's review of this collection for The Woman's World called RMWone of our most artistic workers in poetry.
Hughes, Linda K. “A Woman Poet Angling for Notice: Rosamund Marriott Watson”. Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930, edited by Marysa Demoor and Marysa Demoor, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 134 - 55.
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In 1902William Archer called the collection less mature than her later volumes...
Literary responses Catherine Carswell
The influential William Archer was said to have demanded the identity of the man who was publishing better drama reviews in Scotland than anything being produced in London.
Pilditch, Jan. Catherine Carswell. A Biography. John Donald, 2007.
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Literary responses Rosamund Marriott Watson
William Archer later singled out A South Coast Idyl as showing the wealth of colour on this painter's palette.
Archer, William. Poets of the Younger Generation. John Lane, Bodley Head, 1902.
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He also maintained, however, that she had done nothing finer
Archer, William. Poets of the Younger Generation. John Lane, Bodley Head, 1902.
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than On the Downs.
Literary responses Rosamund Marriott Watson
Most reviews of Vespertilia and Other Verses were extremely positive, though only one of them (by Norman Gale in Academy) mentioned the other books published under RMW 's different pseudonyms.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
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Gale compared her...
Literary responses Florence Farr
FF 's performances won the acclaim of several critics, including Yeats himself, and her recitation technique was for a short time heralded as a new art form: according to William Archer , in this system...
Literary responses Rosamund Marriott Watson
William Archer included RMW alongside A. E. Housman , Rudyard Kipling , Alice Meynell , E. Nesbit , and William Butler Yeats in Poets of the Younger Generation (1902).
Archer, William. Poets of the Younger Generation. John Lane, Bodley Head, 1902.
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Her diction is pure, he...
Literary responses Elizabeth Robins
The play was tremendously controversial because of its sympathetic treatment of infanticide.
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
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William Archer defends the play in his lengthy introduction to the published version, in which he draws attention to his own involvement...
Occupation Elizabeth Robins
ER , William Archer , Alfred Sutro , and H. W. Massingham founded the New Century Theatre , an independent subscription society with intellectual and artistic aims.
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
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Demastes, William W., and Katherine E. Kelly, editors. British Playwrights, 1880-1956. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Other Life Event Ella Hepworth Dixon
EHD helped William Heinemann , William Archer , and Elizabeth Robins put on a reading of Ibsen'sJohn Gabriel Borkman in London for copyright purposes. She played a small part, which she read in German...
Textual Production Michael Field
Oscar Wilde , William Archer , and John Gray were in the audience on the opening night.
Field, Michael. “Introduction”. Sight and Song; with, Underneath the Bough, edited by R. K. R. Thornton and Ian Small, Woodstock Books, 1993.
Wilde had written to the authors with casting advice. He suggested they should have the theatre's founder, J. T. Grein

Timeline

1877
The Dublin Science and Art Museum Act established the National Library of Ireland .
February 1891
Theatre producer and critic J. T. Grein founded the Independent Theatre Society in London to promote literary rather than commercial plays, and the new drama in particular.
19 May 1908
A campaign to establish a National Theatre began with a mass meeting at the Lyceum Theatre , London.