Poster advertising Margaret Morris’s Theatre, Chelsea

In 1910 the playwright, John Galsworthy, was introduced to Margaret Morris following her appearance in a production of Gluck’s Orfeo at the Savoy Theatre in London. He subsequently asked her to arrange the dances for his play, The Little Dream, and Morris later acted in his play, The Pigeon. It was Galsworthy who suggested that Morris set up a school to teach her modern dance technique, which he and his wife helped to finance. By 1912, Morris needed a larger premises and moved to a building in Chelsea, opening a theatre there alongside her school. By 1914, her school and little theatre was attended by the likes of Augustus John, Jacob Epstein, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis.

  • Material/Medium: Poster
  • Date: c1914
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  • Accession number: The Margaret Morris Theatre poster
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