Virginia Woolf in Camden Town - 7 April, 1921

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924, page 107:

Roger is staying with us.  I think he has the nicest nature among us - so open, sincere, & entirely without meanness; always generous, I think, & somehow hearty?  He throws out a tremendous laugh.  We went to the Bedford Music Hall last night, & saw Miss Marie Lloyd, a mass of corruption - long front teeth - a crapulous way of saying 'desire', & yet a born artist - scarcely able to walk, waddling, aged, unblushing.  A roar of laughter went up when she talked of her marriage.  She is beaten nightly by her husband.  I felt the audience was much …   more >>

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Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924 (:London, 1978), p. 107. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Camden Town


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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Music Hall performed by Marie Lloyd

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 April, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:22:20 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:40:40 +0000