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General program for the Cabaret Theatre Club, Cave of the Golden Calf, 1912 May

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 50

Scope and Contents

Front cover: "Cabaret Theatre Club, The Cave of the Golden Calf. 9, Heddon Street, Regent Street, W." With an illustration by Wyndham Lewis (Michel no. 32.)

Page [2]: blank.

Page [3]: "A wall-decoration in the Cave of the Golden Calf. By Wyndham Lewis." (Michel, no. 33: "It is not known whether this design was actually made into a wall decoration.")

Page [4]: blank.

Page [5]: List of the committee, solicitors, and secretary.

Page [6]: Description of the Cabaret Theatre Club, including details on management, premises, election of members, and privileges of membership. With Lewis's illustration of a three-headed figure (Michel no. 34).

Page [7]: "Aims and programme of the Cabaret Theatre Club." Dated May, 1912.

Page [8]: "Programme. Amongst others: Zette; Greville Moore; La Morenita; Margaret Morris and her Greek Children Dancers; Winifred Barnes; Eva Segunda; Nina; Nadio Sokoloff; Xantippe. Romany-Chals. Arthur Machen; Diogenes; Vernon D'Arnalle; the Three Imposters; Stacey Aumonier; Jean Rodor; Conti. Dalhousie Young. Some items: Veil Dance; Paul et Virginie; Jester Songs; Natural Selection; a Breton Wake; La Serva Padrona; Exultations; Cards; Magali; Diogenes' Tub; A Love Mask; Tarantella; Gipsy Folk-lore; Playing with Fire; Caprichos. The Midnight Mail."

The border of the program is filled by a design by Lewis (Michel no. 36).

Page [9]: "The Nautch girl. Composer: Graville Bantock. Designed by Albert Rothenstein. To be danced in the Cave of the Golden Calf, June 1912."

Page [10]: blank

Page [11]: Menu. The top margin is illustrated with a design by Lewis (Michel no. 37).

Back cover: Wyndham Lewis's illustration of a dancer (Michel no. 38). Imprint at bottom: Miles & Co., Ltd. 68 & 70, Wardour Street, W.

The program is also described in Art beyond the gallery, pages 80, 81, and 85: "... inside the brochure, a calf and leering worshippers rise up over the Cave's name and thrust themselves forward, half human and half animal, to signify the primitive savagery of the Cabaret. As if in response, two figures on another page fling themselves into a dithyrambic dance, arms scything and legs lunging ... but on the brochure's back page Lewis finally calls a halt to tall this frenetic activity with a stern figure who brandishes his commanding arm as imperiously as a warrior directing a battle."


  • 1912 May


Physical Description

[12] pages ; 28 x 22 cm. Pagination includes covers and plates.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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