Virginia Woolf in London - 7 June, 1918

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, pages 153 - 154:

L. was told the other day that the raids are carried out by women.  Women's bodies were found in the wrecked aeroplanes.  They are smaller & lighter, & thus leave more room for bombs.  Perhaps its sentimental, but the thought seems to me to add a particular touch of horror.

I went to the Magic Flute, & thought rather better of humanity for having that in them. Goldie was in the same row with me, thinking I daresay much the same thoughts, though the proximity of two youthful men may have coloured them differently.  There were Roger & Pippa, & …   more >>

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Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 153 - 154. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 June, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Although not explicit in the diary, the footnote adds that this production was 'in the repertory of Sir Thomas Beecham's 'Summer Season of Grand Opera in English' performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane'

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:06:41 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:37:20 +0000