Demeter (1904)

Original id: 
6086
Start date: 
11 June 1904
End date: 
22 June 1904
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
unknown
Production notes: 
A masque by Robert Bridges, produced by Margery Fry (the Librarian of Somerville), for the official opening of the Library on 11 June, with a repeat performance on 22 June. The piece was revived at Somerville fifty years later in 1954 (see ID 10149). Primary source for the masque is the Homeric Hymn to Demeter; cf. Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.642-61. Information about the production can be found in J. L. Myres papers sent by Evelyn Jamison in Bodleian Special Collections.
Media of production: 
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
Stage-play
Languages: 
English

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Robert Bridges Writer
Theodora de Selincourt AKA Alison Trent Actor Chorus Leader; collaborated on choreographic movements with Evelyn Jamison
Theodora de Selincourt AKA Alison Trent Actor Chorus Leader; collaborated on choreographic movements with Evelyn Jamison
Henrietta Caroline Escreet Actor Demeter
Henrietta Caroline Escreet Actor Demeter
Margery Fry Producer
Helen Gregory Actor Hermes
Helen Gregory Actor Hermes
Henry Hadow Composer
Evelyn Jamison Choreographer
Christina Elizabeth Jeffery Actor Artemis
Christina Elizabeth Jeffery Actor Artemis
Florence Mary Glen Lorimer Actor Member of chorus
Hilda Lockhart Lorimer (1873-1954) AKA Elizabeth Hilda Lockhart Lorimer Costume Designer
Emilia Stuart Lorimer Actor Member of chorus
Octavia Mariana Myers Actor Persephone
Octavia Mariana Myers Actor Persephone
Edith Ryley Pearson Actor Hades
Edith Ryley Pearson Actor Hades
Sylvia Lovell Peters Actor Athena
Sylvia Lovell Peters Actor Athena
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Somerville College (Oxford, County of Oxfordshire, England) 11 June, 1904 to 22 June, 1904 Two performances

How to cite this production

Demeter (1904), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/6086 <13 June 2024>