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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf Is the author of books such as A Change Of Perspective

Virginia Woolf books

  • A Change Of Perspective
  • A Haunted House
  • A Haunted House and Other Stories
  • A Letter To a Young Poet
  • A Moment's Liberty
  • A Moment's Liberty the Shorter Diary
  • A Passionate Apprentice
  • A Reflection Of the Other Person
  • A Room Of One's Own
  • A Room Of One's Own Three Guineas
  • A Room Of One's Own, and Three Guineas
  • A Room Of One's Own
  • A Writer's Diary
  • A Writer's Diary Being Extracts From the Diary Of Virginia Woolf
  • Al Faro
  • Al Faro To the Lighthouse
  • Beau Brummell
  • Between the Acts
  • Books and Portraits
  • Carlyle's House and Other Sketches
  • Collected Essays
  • Collected Novels Of Virginia Woolf
  • Congenial Spirits
  • Contemporary Writers
  • Die Fahrt Hinaus
  • Die Fahrt Zum Leuchtturm
  • Die Jahre
  • Die Wellen
  • Ein Eigenes Zimmer
  • El Lector Comun the Common Reader
  • Entre Actos
  • Entre Actos Between the Acts
  • Essays Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 4, 1925-1928
  • Fin De Viaje
  • Flush
  • Flush a Biography
  • Freshwater
  • Freshwater-A Comedy
  • Gita Al Faro - Orlando
  • Granite Rainbow, Essays
  • Granite and Rainbow
  • Great Classic Library - Woolf
  • Haunted House and Other Short Stories
  • Hours In a Library
  • Hyde Park Gate News
  • Jacob's Room
  • Jacob's Room the Waves
  • Jacobs Zimmer
  • Jacob's Room
  • Kew Gardens
  • Killing the Angel In the House
  • La Senora Dalloway
  • La Senora Dalloway Mrs Dalloway
  • La Signora Dalloway
  • Large Collection Of Sixteen Various Books By Virginia Woolf, Comprising the Following Items
  • Las Olas
  • Las Olas the Waves
  • Leave the Letters Till We'Re Dead
  • Les Vagues
  • Lighthouses
  • London Scene Six Essays On London Life
  • Los Anos the Years
  • Melymbrosia
  • Memoirs Of a Novelist
  • Momentos De Vida Moments Of Being
  • Moments Of Being
  • Moments Of Being, Unpublished Autobiographical Writings
  • Monday or Tuesday
  • Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown
  • Mrs Dalloway
  • Mrs Dalloway a Room Of One's Own
  • Mrs Dalloway's Party
  • Mrs Dalloway's Party a Short Story Sequence
  • My Penguin the Waves
  • Nacht Und Tag
  • Night and Day
  • Night and Day Jacob's Room
  • Nurse Lugton's Curtain
  • Nurse Lugton's Golden Thimble
  • On Being Ill
  • On Fiction
  • On Not Knowing Greek
  • On Women and Writing
  • Orlando
  • Orlando a Biography
  • Orlando Eine Biographie
  • Paper Darts
  • Reviewing
  • Roger Fry
  • Roger Fry a Biography
  • Selected Diaries
  • Selected Essays
  • Selected Letters
  • Selected Short Stories
  • Selected Works Of Virginia Woolf
  • Street Haunting
  • Sweet Compulsion
  • The Captain's Death Bed
  • The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays
  • The Collected Essays Of Virginia Woolf
  • The Collected Short Stories Of Virginia Woolf
  • The Common Reader
  • The Common Reader Second Series
  • The Common Readerfirst Series
  • The Complete Shorter Fiction
  • The Complete Shorter Fiction Of Virginia Woolf
  • The Crowded Dance Of Modern Life - Selected Essays Vol 2
  • The Death Of the Moth
  • The Death Of the Moth and Other Essays
  • The Diary
  • The Diary Of Virginia Woolf
  • The Diary Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 1
  • The Diary Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 2
  • The Diary Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 3
  • The Diary Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 4
  • The Diary Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 5
  • The Diary Of Virginia Woolf, Volume One
  • The Essays Of Virginia Woolf
  • The Essays Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 1
  • The Essays Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 2
  • The Essays Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 3
  • The Essays Of Virginia Woolf, Vol 5 1929-1932
  • The Letters Of Virginia Woolf
  • The Letters Of Virginia Woolf Vol 4
  • The Letters Of Virginia Woolf, Volume Iii, 1923-1928
  • The Letters Of Virginia Woolf, Volume Iv, 1929-1931
  • The London Scene
  • The Mark On the Wall
  • The Mark On the Wall and Other Short Fiction
  • The Moment
  • The Moment and Other Essays
  • The Mrs Dalloway Reader
  • The Pargiters
  • The Pargiters, the Novel-Essay Portion Of the Years
  • The Platform Of Time
  • The Question Of Things Happening
  • The Second Common Reader
  • The Sickle Side Of the Moon
  • The Virginia Woolf Reader
  • The Voyage Out
  • The Waves
  • The Widow and The Parrot
  • The Years
  • Thoughts On Peace In an Air Raid
  • Three Guineas
  • To the Lighthouse
  • To the Lighthouse Pb
  • To the Lighthouse, a Harvest Book
  • Tres Guineas
  • Un Cuarto Propio
  • Una Stanza Tutta Per S
  • Une Chambre Soi
  • Virginia Woolf - Lytton Strachey
  • Virginia Woolf Gesammelte Werke
  • Walter Sickert
  • Walter Sickert a Conversation
  • Women and Writing

Front cover of the first edition

AuthorVirginia Woolf
Cover artistVanessa Bell
Set inEngland
PublisherHogarth Press

Publication date

17 July 1941
Media typePrint

Between the Acts is the final novel by Virginia Woolf. It was published shortly after her death in 1941.

The book describes the mounting, performance, and audience of a play at a festival in a small English village, just before the outbreak of the Second World War.


The story takes place in a country house somewhere in England, just before the Second World War. It is the day when the annual pageant is to be performed in the grounds of the house. The pageant is traditionally a celebration of English history, and is attended by the entire local community.

The owner of the house is Bartholomew Oliver, a widower and retired Indian Army officer. His sister Lucy, who is also living in the house, is slightly eccentric but harmless. Bartholomew has a son, Giles, who has a job in London, and is restless and frustrated. His wife, Isa, is staying at the house with her two children and has lost interest in Giles. She is attracted to a local gentleman farmer, Haines, although the relationship goes no further than eye contact. In the course of the day, Mrs Manresa and her friend William Dodge turn up and stay for the pageant. The pageant has been written by Miss La Trobe, a strange and domineering spinster.

The day is interspersed with events leading up to the pageant. Lucy Swithin fusses around making all kinds of preparations, from the decorations to the food. Bartholomew frightens his grandson by jumping out at him from behind a newspaper and then calls him a coward when he cries. Mrs Manresa flirts with Bartholomew and Giles and is clearly being provocative, and William Dodge is dismissed as obviously homosexual.

The pageant takes place in the evening and is made up of three main parts. After a prologue by a child, the first scene is a Shakespearean scene with romantic dialogue. The second scene is a parody of a restoration comedy, and the third scene is a panorama of Victorian triumph based on a policeman directing the traffic in Hyde Park. The final scene is entitled "Ourselves", at which point Miss La Trobe shocks the audience by turning mirrors on them. The book ends quietly with life returning to normal.


  • Bartholomew Oliver
  • Giles Oliver
  • Isa Oliver
  • Lucy Swithin
  • Miss La Trobe
  • Rupert Haines
  • Mrs Manresa
  • William Dodge

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