Mary Wollstonecraft 18th April

posted 22 Mar 2013, 20:36 by dartmouth park   [ updated 12 May 2013, 21:34 ]

An encounter with Mary Wollstonecraft

The Friends of Highgate Library presents

A Brave Woman There Was... An encounter with Mary Wollstonecraft


This is the latest words and music creation by Sounds Like, featuring Jan North, Edward Lee and Frances Lee. The group take an original approach to their subject, using words, song and music, in scenes which move easily between seriousness and humour. This show celebrates the pioneering work of the Eighteenth Century feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft. In preparing the performance all the members were struck again and again by the enduring insight and relevance of the author’s ideas.

    The show has three phases. First you will hear extracts from the “Original Stories for Children” and meet one of the great, though lesser known characters of English literature, Mrs Mason. The scene then moves to Paris, during Mary’s stay in France, and introduces you to another outstanding, though perhaps less widely known feminist writer, Olympe de Gouges.  Finally we see Mary at her birthday tea, formulating ideas for her “Vindication of the Rights of Woman”, despite some hindrance from a male visitor. Nearly all the script consists of the words actually written by the two women, but presented in dramatic form. Most of the music dates from the period.

Thursday 18th April 2013 - 7.15 for 7.30pm  

At Highgate Library Chester Road N19


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