frederick robinson

Poster art for The Blue Bird (1909) by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949). Art by Frederick Cayley Robinson (1862-1927).

Maeterlinck’s fairy play The Blue Bird was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 1909. The play enjoyed phenomenal success: Maeterlinck himself later said that the stage designs “interpreted the story from within.” The performance was punctuated by dance sequences, choreographed by Ina Pelly.