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Poetry Must Be Consumed

It is when life is unable to endure the pain of silence that it breaks into a cry which is poetry…

– Lady Margaret Sackville of England…

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Women Writers And Italy: Stalking Matilda Hays And 'Adrienne Hope'

A brief visit to Rome last week – staying once again in the abidingly diverting Landmark Trust apartment at the side of the Spanish Steps – allowed me to retrace yet again the footsteps of some of the mid-19th-century women expatriates – British and American – who for a number of years made the city their home. 1,487 more words

Women Writers And Italy

Charlotte Cushman (1816-1876)

Charlotte Cushman began her performing career as a singer to aid her financially insecure father. Although she was a gifted student, Cushman dropped out of school to practice opera. 296 more words

Charlotte Cushman

Back to January 1877

A few posts back I wrote about the horrific fire that destroyed not only the lovely  Academy of Music in St.John, New Brunswick, Canada but also 200 acres of that city. 391 more words

George T. Ulmer

Choosing An Actor's Life

For young newlyweds George and Lizzie May to choose acting as their professions in the late 19th century was a true leap of faith. There were probably many arguments on the subject in the Ulmer household but as we saw during the war, George had a mind of his own and the drive and determination to do as he saw fit. 292 more words

George T. Ulmer