Ethel Smyth

-
Standard Name: Smyth, Ethel
Birth Name: Ethel Mary Smyth
All of ES 's writings are richly autobiographical. They provide an acute and open account of her experience as a woman entering a strictly delimited male field (in her case that of composing large-scale musical works). Her friend Vita Sackville-West somewhat waspishly suggested that ESmight concisely have entitled her successive books ME ONE, ME TWO, ME THREE, and so on.
St John, Christopher. Ethel Smyth. Longmans, Green, 1959.
246
As a passionate suffragist, ES wrote to show how these wretched sex-considerations were really the fashioning factor of my life.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
In particular, her work supports women in music, expresses her own frustrations with exclusion from English musical life, and analyses the complex of public interest, middlemen, and other conditions that I call the Machine.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Black and white photograph of Ethel Smyth, shown from the shoulders up. She is wearing a tweed suit jacket with a white shirt underneath and a tie. Her dark is pulled into a bun on the top of her head.
"Ethel Smyth" Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ethel_Smyth.jpg. no known copyright restrictions

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Textual Features Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
MHVR humbly considers herself merely a normal person,
Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda,. This Was My World. Macmillan, 1933.
x
writing what she has seen with the eyes of the mind.
Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda,. This Was My World. Macmillan, 1933.
xii
The work is not a complete reconstruction of her life, since it wraps...
Textual Features Elizabeth Robins
Both Sides of the Curtain covers ER 's relations with the theatre knights Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Sir Henry Irving . According to Woolf (who found it a fascinating book, despite its portraits of...
Textual Production Stevie Smith
SS 's list of requisites for a critic or reviewer goes like this: Attention, impartiality, and no regard for age or sex.
Smith, Stevie. Me Again. Barbera, Jack and William McBrienEditors , Vintage, 1983.
173
In April 1941 she was reviewing for John O'London's, Country Life...
Textual Production Inez Bensusan
This protest was one of many forms of resistance the WSPU advocated in order to put pressure on the government to give women the vote. Women were also encouraged to withhold their taxes. Leaders of...
Textual Production Cicely Hamilton
CH wrote the words for Ethel Smyth 's suffrage anthem, The March of the Women.
Whitelaw, Lis. The Life and Rebellious Times of Cicely Hamilton. Women’s Press, 1990.
122
Textual Production Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Time and Tide carried two excerpts from Woolf 's A Room of One's Own in November 1929, and the next year MHVR wrote two series of articles on the treatment of women and gender in...
Textual Production Edith Somerville
ES sold three book-manuscripts, to raise money, in 1934. But a voluminous collection of her papers, including diaries and letters by herself and her cousin MR, and letters from Ethel Smyth , descended to two...
Textual Production Christopher St John
CSJ , Smyth's literary executor, published her Ethel Smyth . A Biography, with additional chapters by Vita Sackville-West and Kathleen Dale .
British Book News. British Council.
(1959): 345
Auerbach, Nina. Ellen Terry: Player in Her Time. W.W. Norton, 1987.
373
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
229
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Edith Somerville
Among other autobiographical topics, ES writes here of following the hounds with the famous Quorn Hunt of Leicestershire in England, and of holidays: in Sicily with Ethel Smyth in 1920, and in Spain in...

Timeline

No timeline events available.