Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Farr, Florence
Birth Name: Florence Beatrice Farr
Self-constructed Name: Mary Lester
Married Name: Florence Beatrice Emery
Self-constructed Name: S. S. D. D.
Used Form: Beatrice Farr
has received less attention for her own writing than for the role she played in men's: Shaw
created dramatic roles for her; Pound
wrote poetry about her; and she put into practice Yeats's theories about reading poetry aloud. Her own writings in print include two novels, several theosophical and occult writings, a masque and two plays, some journalism, and a feminist treatise. These few published works provide insight into the turn-of-the-century theosophy, feminism, and the New Woman.
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Though the Order dated back to the 1880s (when a leading role in it had been played by Florence Farr
), the branch that EU
joined was founded only in 1903 by Arthur Waite
Family and Intimate relationships
W. B. Yeats
His ardent romantic pursuit of Maud Gonne
led to his involvement in Irish nationalist politics, and inspired many poems. He also developed an intimate friendship with Florence Farr
, a writer and actress whose stylized...
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, and Michael Tanner. Twilight of the Idols; and, The Anti-Christ. Holligdale, Reginald JohnTranslator , Penguin, 1990.
Performance of text
George Bernard Shaw
's first play to run at a commercial theatre, Arms and the Man, a satire on romantic notions of war and militarism, was produced by Florence Farr
and Annie Horniman
at the Avenue Theatre
The plays of Henrik Ibsen
, nineteenth-century Norwegian poet and dramatist, were both controversial and enormously influential in Britain; their use of realist techniques to address contemporary social problems helped to bring about a revolution...
This play was first published in Norwegian in 1886 and translated into English in 1889.
McFarlane, James, editor. The Cambridge Companion to Ibsen. Cambridge University Press, 1994.
played Rebecca in the first English staging of play; Rebecca West
took her pseudonym from the play's...
Lane accepted the novel in November 1894 for his series called after George Egerton
John, Angela V. Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 18691955. Manchester University Press, 2009.