Florence Farr

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
FF has received less attention for her own writing than for the role she played in men's: Shaw and Yeats 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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Cultural formation Evelyn Underhill
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...
Friends, Associates William Morris
WM 's associates included George Bernard Shaw , Annie Besant , Emery Walker , Vernon Lee , as well as Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst . His friendship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti ended in 1875, as...
Friends, Associates Florence Nightingale
Friends, Associates George Bernard Shaw
He was an important figure in the lives and careers of almost innumerable women writers: a good friend of Annie Besant , Sylvia Pankhurst , Elizabeth Robins , and Christopher St John , a romantic...
Friends, Associates Mary Gawthorpe
MG equally admired A. R. Orage and Holbrook Jackson , founders of the Leeds Arts Club . At the Club she also met Edward Carpenter , W. B. Yeats , G. K. Chesterton , George Bernard Shaw
Intertextuality and Influence George Egerton
Pleased with the book's success, Lane introduced a fiction series named after it: Keynotes.
Stetz, Margaret. “Keynotes: A New Woman, Her Publisher, and Her Material”. Studies in the Literary Imagination, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 89-107.
The series included Grant Allen 's The Woman Who Did and The British Barbarians: A Hill-Top Novel (both 1895),...
Occupation Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
His attention to questions of power and representation helped spawn poststructuralist theory. His unregenerate misogyny—expressed in contempt for little bluestockings
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, and Michael Tanner. Twilight of the Idols; and, The Anti-Christ. Translator Holligdale, Reginald John, Penguin.
like George Eliot , for George Sand as a prolific writing-cow,
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, and Michael Tanner. Twilight of the Idols; and, The Anti-Christ. Translator Holligdale, Reginald John, Penguin.
Performance of text George Bernard Shaw
GBS '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
Author summary Henrik Ibsen
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...
Textual Production Evelyn Sharp
Lane accepted the novel in November 1894 for his series called after George Egerton 's Keynotes.
John, Angela V. Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 1869–1955. Manchester University Press.
It appeared on the recommendation of Lane's readers John Davidson and Richard Le Gallienne , with Aubrey Beardsley
Textual Production Henrik Ibsen
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.
Florence Farr played Rebecca in the first English staging of play; Rebecca West took her pseudonym from the play's...


1907: Alfred Richard Orage and Holbrook Jackson...

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Alfred Richard Orage and Holbrook Jackson acquired the weekly reviewNew Age (founded in 1894).
Kindley, Evan. “Ismism”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 33-5.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
under Orage
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A Lover of Philalethes, and Florence Farr. A Short Enquiry Concerning the Hermetic Art. Theosophical Publishing Society, 1894.
Farr, Florence, and A Lover of Philalethes. “An Introduction to Alchemy”. A Short Enquiry Concerning the Hermetic Art, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1894.
Farr, Florence. Egyptian Magic. Theosophical Publishing Society, 1896.
Farr, Florence. Egyptian Magic. Aquarian Press, 1982.
Vaughan, Thomas, and Florence Farr. Euphrates; or, The Waters of the East. Theosophical Publishing Society, 1896.
D’Arch Smith, Timothy, and Florence Farr. “Introduction”. Egyptian Magic, Aquarian Press, 1982, p. ix - xvii.
Farr, Florence. Modern Woman: Her Intentions. Frank Palmer, 1910.
Gilbert, R. A., and Florence Farr. “Preface to the Collectanea Hermetica Series”. Egyptian Magic, Aquarian Press, 1982, p. vi.
Farr, Florence, and Olivia Shakespear. The Beloved of Hathor; and, The Shrine of the Golden Hawk. Farncombe and Son, 1902.
Farr, Florence. The Dancing Faun. Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894.
Farr, Florence. The Music of Speech. Elkin Mathews, 1909.
Farr, Florence. The Mystery of Time. Theosophical Publishing Society, 1905.
Farr, Florence. The Solemnization of Jacklin. A. C. Fifield, 1912.
Farr, Florence. The Way of Wisdom. J. M. Watkins, 1900.