1927, Girls’ Realm Guild Matinee

23 March 1927

The Era


Girls’ Realm Guild Matinee


The first item mentioned in this clipping is A Miracle of Saint Caterina, a mime play by Irene Mawer,  which was one of her favourite and most well known pieces.  A few years hence from this particular performance, the play was enacted outdoors in the parks of London.  One of the performances was captured on film, and a grainy rendition of it can be seen at the National Resource Centre for Dance (NRCD) at the University of Surrey in Guildford.


Also mentioned is Mawer’s mime play The White Fool of Faerie, cited as “a Celtic legend.”  I have made extensive enquiries and can not find any legend about this character.  The closest I can come is that it is probably based on Yeat’s line “I know a man who saw a white fool in a visionary garden watching images of fair women floating up from a pool.”


Next item in the show was Ginner’s mime play Et Puis Bonsoir – Irene usually played the role of Harlequin, though it is not mentioned here.



Author: Janet Fizz Curtis

Janet Fizz Curtis is trained in the Irene Mawer Method of Mime and Movement and is now writing a book about the life of Irene Mawer.

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