Friday, September 6, 2013

59 Things You Didn’t Know About Virginia Woolf


In honor of La MaMa's upcoming production of Irina Brook's Shakespeare’s Sister (or La Vie Materielle), which is partially based on Virginia Woolf's A Room Of One’s Own, we bring you Flavorwire's 59 Things You Didn’t Know About Virginia Woolf:
1. As a child, it took Woolf longer than usual to begin speaking in coherent sentences. 
2. For a time, Woolf wrote while standing at a desk 3’6″ tall because she wanted to be like a painter who could instantly step away from her canvas to get a better view. 
3. While still in the nursery, she was nicknamed “The Goat.” 
4. Woolf first tried to kill herself at the age of 22 by jumping out of a window. The window she jumped from, however, was not high enough to cause serious harm.

You can read the other 55 things: HERE.