Early On

Reminiscence Isobel and Michael Armstrong

Two audience members recall the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s first trip to London in 1964.

M: Isobel was keen on dance, and I was somewhat less keen.

I: I was always keen on dance, and I think probably we saw [the performance] reviewed in one of the papers.

M: They’d played at  [...]

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Issue 23



Fall 2015


Isobel Armstrong,a fellow of the British Academy and a senior research fellow of the Institute of English Studies, is the author, most recently, of Victorian Glassworlds: Glass Culture and the Imagination, 1830 to 1880 (Oxford). Her poetry appears regularly in The Shearsman.

Michael Armstrong was the longtime head teacher at Harwell Primary School in Oxfordshire and is the author, most recently, of What Children Know: Essays on Children’s Literacy and Visual Art(lulu.com).


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