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Collecting contacts with Gabrielle Enthoven
Kate Dorney

in biographies and autobiographies of other, more famous people, notably Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Noël Female networks ­43 Coward, Edmund Goulding, Radclyffe Hall and Lillah McCarthy, but these reveal little about her. Shortly after Enthoven’s death, Muriel St Clare Byrne wrote a short tribute for Theatre Notebook, the journal of the recently formed Society for Theatre Research.4 She noted her important Red Cross records work during both wars was described in The Times’s notice of her death, which also mentioned her work as a dramatic author. It is to be hoped

in Stage women, 1900–50
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The Admirable Crichton and Look Back in Anger
Stephen Lacey

historical period, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (directed by Anthony Asquith in 1952). The Admirable Crichton does not signify ‘theatre’ in the way that Asquith’s film does in its opening sequence, but it offers an interesting intertextual reference to one of Wilde’s most famous characters. In Barrie’s play, Lady Brockenhurst, Mary’s prospective mother-in-law, appears only in the last

in British cinema of the 1950s
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The no-thing that knows no name and the Beckett envelope, blissfully reconsidered
Enoch Brater

Coda: The no-thing that knows no name and the Beckett envelope, blissfully reconsidered Enoch Brater I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about. (Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband) In July 1974, when Maurice Beebe planned to edit a special number of the Journal of Modern Literature to interrogate (as we didn’t say at the time) a sea change that was taking place in the cultural landscape all around us, he already knew that such a consideration was long overdue. ‘From modernism to post-modernism’, as the 200page issue of JML was called

in Beckett and nothing
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The use of character evidence in Victorian sodomy trials
H. G. Cocks

demonstration of this fact in the 1871 case of Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park, see Jeffrey Weeks, Sex, Politics and Society: the Regulation of Sexuality in Britain Since 1800 (London: Longmans, 1989); Alan Sinfield, The Wilde Century: Oscar Wilde, Effeminacy and the Queer Moment (New York: Cassell, 1994); Neil Bartlett, Who Was That Man: a Present for Mr Oscar Wilde (London: Penguin, 1987). 5 Morning Chronicle (1 August 1854). Campbell was conducting his own defence. He was neither sent for trial nor fined, his respectability and status having been adequately proved. 6 See

in Domestic and international trials, 1700–2000
Women performers and the law in the ‘long’ Edwardian period
Viv Gardner

, under the headline ‘The Cult of the Clitoris’; this paragraph advised readers that Scotland Yard had only to seize the list of members about to attend a private performance of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, in which Allan Defending the body, defending the self ­139 was to play the lead, to uncover several of the names of the estimated 47,000 ‘followers of Wilde’ at large among the British cultural and political elite. By its verdict, the jury publicly declared Allan ‘a sadist, a lewd, unchaste and immoral woman’, whose performance would encourage ‘obscene and unnatural

in Stage women, 1900–50
Corin Redgrave

before so he wore his film clothes every day in the street, to see whether people behaved differently towards him when he was dressed in a cloth cap and heavy boots – a workman’s clothes – and of course he found that they did. He found, as Oscar Wilde said, that the poor are wiser, more charitable, kinder, more generous than we are, and he used some of that in his performance

in British cinema of the 1950s
Irish fiction and autobiography since 1990
Liam Harte

9780719075636_4_011.qxd 16/2/09 9:28 AM Page 201 11 ‘Tomorrow we will change our names, invent ourselves again’: Irish fiction and autobiography since 1990 Liam Harte [B]oomtime Ireland has yet to find its Oscar Wilde or its Charles Dickens or even its Evelyn Waugh. The strange place we now inhabit does not seem to yield up its stories easily. . . . What has happened, essentially, is that the emergence of a frantic, globalised, dislocated Ireland has deprived fiction writers of some of their traditional tools. One is a distinctive sense of place. To write

in Irish literature since 1990
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Pacifist feminism in the IAPA
Heloise Brown

membership was fairly active. In 1888, it held meetings that were addressed by Mrs Oscar Wilde, Mrs Stuart Downing and Florence Balgarnie, among others. Mrs Wilde focused upon the influence that women had over 139 ‘ the truest form of patriotism ’ men, as wives, sisters or friends, and the influence that mothers had over children. She concluded that the family was the ‘unit of the nation’, and much work could be done by ‘the preservation of peace in the family’. Florence Balgarnie, in contrast, spoke about the bodies that supported war, ‘monopolies, the military, and

in ‘The truest form of patriotism’
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grand and the sexual education of girls
Janet Beer and Ann Heilmann

. For Wilde and other ‘degenerate’/ ‘effeminate’ writers of the fin de siècle see Alan Sinfield, The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde and the Queer Movement, London, Cassell, 1994; Joseph Bristow, Effeminate England: Homoerotic Writing after 1885, Buckingham, Open University Press, 1995; Sally Ledger, ‘The New Woman and the Crisis of Victorianism’, in Sally Ledger and Scott McCracken (eds), Cultural Politics of the Fin de Siècle, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 22–44; and Sally Ledger, The New Woman: Fiction and Feminism at the Fin de Siècle

in Special relationships
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Lesbian citizenship and filmmaking in Sweden in the 1970s
Ingrid Ryberg

conflicts’, it is stated. Another brochure argues that in contrast to negative role models such as tragic lesbian and gay artists, like Oscar Wilde, Karin Boye and Pjotr Tjajkovskij, that make young homosexuals see themselves as tragically different, ‘one should highlight happy and successful homosexuals’ (MF, n.d.a). Produced during the same years that the official government investigation that would ultimately put homosexuality on the official political agenda in Sweden was ongoing, and collaborating with state agencies for health and welfare as well as education, Eva

in The power of vulnerability