Beginning around 1904, EN
attended a series of boarding schools, including the expensive and exclusive St James's School near West Malvern in Worcestershire, the Catholic Convent at Teignmouth, and Miss Rosina Filippi
Cicily had played major roles in school plays, and was encouraged to audition for the Academy of Dramatic Art
by a well-known acting teacher, Rosina Filippi
, who saw her perform in a charity show.
Rollyson, Carl. Rebecca West: A Saga of the Century. Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.