The Trojan Women

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The Trojan Women

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"Meeting held at 219 King’s Rd 20. IV. 1939.<br/>     Dorothea Taylor in the Chair. <br/> <br/> 1. Opening the subject of Euripides, F. E. Pollard gave some account of Athens in the fifth century B.C. — the history from the victory over the Persians, through the tyranny of the Athenian Empire, the degradation of standards, to the fall of the city; & in the realm of thought, the coming of the questioning spirit typified by the sophists, Socrates & Euripides. <br/> <br/> 2. A reading from ‘The Trojan Women’ was given by Elizabeth Alexander & Mary E. Robson, in the characters of Cassandra & Hecuba. <br/> <br/> 3. Leslie Scott, in general comments on the poet’s quality and philosophy, noted his contradictory reputations — serious or the reverse, nationalist or idealist? With Dr. Verrall & Gilbert Murray, his popularity had grown immensely. He is accused of lack of restraint, but he is human. His pathos is moving, even if occasionally overdrawn. He breaks through stage conventions, his characters are mixed, & reveal inner conflict. He is at his best with women, though regarded at times as a woman-hater, at others as a pioneer of her emancipation. It is almost certain that he deliberately ridicules the Gods. [...] <br/> <br/> 4. Muriel Stevens took Iphigenia, C. E. Stansfield Orestes, & F. E. Pollard Pylades, from the Iphigenia in Tauris — the recognition scene. <br/> <br/> 5. Mary S. W. Pollard as Andromache, & S. A. Reynolds as Talthybius, read the tragic scene from the Trojan Women, when it is told to his mother that the little boy Astyanax is to be killed: & <br/> 6. Hecuba’s lament for her grandchild was read by Mary E. Robson. <br/> <br/> 7. The reading of the minutes of the last meeting was deferred. <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> <br/>[signed] Reginald H. Robson <br/> 19. 5. 1939"

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Notes
Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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England
Related people
Alexander, Elizabeth T.
Related place
England
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&lt;br/&gt;
3. Leslie Scott, in general comments on the poet’s quality and philosophy, noted 
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Dr. Verrall &amp; Gilbert Murray, his popularity had grown immensely. He is accused 
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reveal inner conflict. He is at his best with women, though regarded at times as a 
woman-hater, at others as a pioneer of her emancipation. It is almost certain that 
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&lt;br/&gt;
4. Muriel Stevens took Iphigenia, C. E. Stansfield Orestes, &amp; F. E. Pollard Pylades, 
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&lt;br/&gt;
5. Mary S. W. Pollard as Andromache, &amp; S. A. Reynolds as Talthybius, read the 
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&lt;br/&gt;
7. The reading of the minutes of the last meeting was deferred. &lt;br/&gt;
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
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The Trojan Women

Reading experience
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ukred-31848

Evidence

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Notes
Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

How to cite this record

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Related place
England
Related people
Alexander, Elizabeth T.
Related place
England
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    Dorothea Taylor in the Chair. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
1. Opening the subject of Euripides, F. E. Pollard gave some account of Athens in 
the fifth century B.C. — the history from the victory over the Persians, through the 
tyranny of the Athenian Empire, the degradation of standards, to the fall of the 
city; &amp; in the realm of thought, the coming of the questioning spirit typified by the 
sophists, Socrates &amp; Euripides. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
2. A reading from ‘The Trojan Women’ was given by Elizabeth Alexander &amp; Mary E. 
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&lt;br/&gt;
3. Leslie Scott, in general comments on the poet’s quality and philosophy, noted 
his contradictory reputations — serious or the reverse, nationalist or idealist? With 
Dr. Verrall &amp; Gilbert Murray, his popularity had grown immensely. He is accused 
of lack of restraint, but he is human. His pathos is moving, even if occasionally 
overdrawn. He breaks through stage conventions, his characters are mixed, &amp; 
reveal inner conflict. He is at his best with women, though regarded at times as a 
woman-hater, at others as a pioneer of her emancipation. It is almost certain that 
he deliberately ridicules the Gods. [...] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
4. Muriel Stevens took Iphigenia, C. E. Stansfield Orestes, &amp; F. E. Pollard Pylades, 
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&lt;br/&gt;
5. Mary S. W. Pollard as Andromache, &amp; S. A. Reynolds as Talthybius, read the 
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boy Astyanax is to be killed: &amp; &lt;br/&gt;
6. Hecuba’s lament for her grandchild was read by Mary E. Robson. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
7. The reading of the minutes of the last meeting was deferred. &lt;br/&gt;
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;[signed] Reginald H. Robson &lt;br/&gt;
19. 5. 1939"</ptr>
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