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Preliminary announcement of the performance season of the Intimate Theatre Society, late 1912?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 50

Scope and Contents

The announcement is headed Wyndham Lewis's Cave of the Calf three-headed figure (Michel no. 34), above the words "Cabaret Theatre Club." The design is flanked by the words "Intimate" and "Theatre," printed vertically.

"Preliminary announcement. The Intimate Theatre Society will, under temporarily the same artistic management as the 'Cabaret Theatre Club,' but forming an independent association, open a season of six months on January 15th, 1913, at the 'Cave of the Calf.'

Performances will be given on two Sundays of each month, cultivating drama, opera, pantomime, vocal music and such delicate art of the past as adapts itself to the frame of an intimate stage, and more especially all such new art as in the strength of its sincerity allows simplicity.

From among the following, twelve works will be produced during the first season: 'Deborah,' by Lascelles Abercrombie; 'Man's life,' by Leonid Andrejeff; 'Dream of an autumn evening,' by Gabriele d'Annunzio; 'Lysistrata,' by Aristophanes; 'The Brothers Karamasof,' by Dostojewski; 'Lady Juliet,' 'Playing with fire,' 'Comrades,' 'Swan white,' 'Death-dance,' by August Strindberg; 'The beggars' opera' (original version); 'Bastien et Bastienne,' by W.A. Mozart; 'Apothecary,' by Hayden; 'Orpheus,' by Monteverde; 'Maestro di Capella,' by Pergolese; 'Timon of Athens,' by Purcell; 'Le devin de village,' by Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Special evenings, including vocal and instrumental music, will be devoted to composers. Florent Schmitt's 'Palais hanté' (after E.A. Poe) and "Salomé'; Arnold Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' (after Albert Giraud), for the first time in England.

Terms £2.2.0 a season. ...

For further particulars apply to Eric Crawley, Secretary. 'Cave of the Calf,' 9, Heddon Street, Regent Street, London."

There are no apparent records of performances given by the Intimate Theatre Society. See: Morgan, M. M. "Strindberg and the English Theatre." Modern Drama, vol. 7 no. 2, 1964, pp. 161-173.


  • late 1912?


Physical Description

1 sheet ([1] page) ; 26 x 15 cm

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From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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