Honderd jaar geleden: première van “Mr.Pim Passes By” (A.A.Milne)

Honderd jaar geleden: première van “Mr.Pim Passes By” (A.A.Milne)

Honderd jaar geleden ging in the Gaiety Theatre van Manchester “Mr.Pim Passes By” in première, één van de eerste stukken van de Schotse schrijver Alan Alexander Milne, waarover ik mijn licentiaatsverhandeling heb geschreven.

Op bovenstaande foto’s ziet men Erskine SanfordDudley Digges and Laura Hope Crews in the Theatre Guild’s 1921 production on Broadway (foto Florence Vandamm via Wikipedia).
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Charlie Gillett (1942-2010)

Charlie Gillett (1942-2010)

Het is vandaag al tien jaar geleden dat de Britse radiomaker Charlie Gillett is overleden. Zijn boek “The sound of the city” uit 1970 is voor mij van enorm belang geweest. Alhoewel het geen foto is van mijn exemplaar dat hierbij afgedrukt staat, is mijn exemplaar evenzeer beduimeld door het vele consulteren.

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Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

Eighty-five years ago today the British author Kenneth Grahame died. He was born on 8 March 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland but in early childhood, after his mother died and his father began to drink heavily, he moved with his younger sister to live with his grandmother on the banks of the River Thames in the Berkshire village of Cookham in southern England. He was an outstanding pupil at St Edward’s School in Oxford and wanted to attend Oxford University but was not allowed to do so by his guardian on grounds of cost. Instead he was sent to work at the Bank of England in 1879, and rose through the ranks until retiring as its Secretary in 1908 due to ill health.
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