Links and References to other work
Elizabeth Robins Diary Podcast, a project by Natalie Kahler. Interviews with scholars on topics related to the wider Robins family with focus on Raymond and Margaret Dreier Robins' residence in Brooksville Florida, Chinsegut Hill. Notes by JEG that reference the episodes. Natalie Kahler's interview with Joanne Gates for Episode One is now available in this Transcript.
SEARCH ROBINS at JSU (Hits contain not only info at RobinsWeb, but all hits at www.jsu.edu.)
Information on Elizabeth Robins, 1862-1952: Actress, Novelist, Feminist, published by the University of Alabama Press, 1994 (Tuscaloosa and London), by Joanne E. Gates
Elizabeth Robins in the Women's Literature Classroom
Suggested writing response assignments, for use with My Little Sister, The Mills of the Gods, Votes for Women, by Dr. Gates.
Papers and biobliographical resources on Elizabeth Robins by Joanne E. Gates:
Essential Links, Off Site
Votes for Women at Indiana University's Victorian Women Writers
Guide to The Elizabeth Robins Papers at NYU: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/mss_002/
This link goes to the Finding Aid of the Robins collection of papers, Fales Library, New York University. An older address also resolves to the above current address. http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/robins/.The finding aid is also available as a single file.
Sue Thomas bibliography of Robins: Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952): A Bibliography. Victorian Fiction Research Guide. Series 6. No. 22. Queensland: University of Australia, 1994. Converted to accessible text file at:
Listing of Robins works available online at Celebration of Women Writers, site maintained by Mary Mark Ockerbloom:
See in the section Plays links to performances of Votes for Women.
Details on the Repertory Series of Ibsen plays performed by Robins in 1893 can be found in the recorded paper, "Carnival of Ibsenites: The 1893 Collaboration of Elizabeth Robins and Alice Stopford Green," Ibsenites 1893
A YouTube version (with interruptive ads) provides captions, or the option to listen with auto-generated and often inaccurate transcript, Ibsenites on YouTube.
Dr. Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin of University of Limerick presented this paper through Zoom /facebook with the posted copy archived at Moore Institute.
At her twitter profile she includes: (pronounced Quail-een Nee Vack-awn) Lecturer in Communications and specialist in Irish Cultural History. The alternate title is Carnival Time Among the Ibsenites. Although the title may be mis-directed, the paper brings out Robins' commitment to the idea of a subscription series and her ill health around the time of these productions. The talk includes useful and informative graphics. My biography points out (p. 69) that Robins returned profits to the subscribers. Dr. Bheacháin adds that the funding committee used part of the proceeds to present Robins with a silver tea set, whereabouts unknown.
From the Moore Institute website description: "This paper explores a little-known collaboration between the American actor Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952) and the Irish historian Alice Stopford Green (1847-1929). Over a two-week period in the summer of 1893, they produced a series of Ibsen plays, starring Robins, which included Hedda Gabler, Rosmersholm, Brand (the 4th Act), and The Master Builder. Based on Robins’s memoirs, archival ephemera, contemporary reviews, and the 45 surviving letters from Stopford Green to Robins, this paper introduces this creative partnership and highlights the role of women in the independent theatre movement in London in the 1890s. It also explores the role of a specific subscription fund in supporting the new drama. Stopford Green’s involvement in the series is an early example of the Irish connection to Ibsen and the efforts to establish an independent theatre more generally." Posting date 2 December 2021. Recorded time, including responses, just under one hour.