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Celebrating Aphra Behn – theatre script launch

7th July, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free
Aphra performance. Play directed by Alexandria Patience
Aphra performance. Play directed by Alexandria Patience
Aphra performance. Play directed by Alexandria Patience

Don’t miss this chance to take part in a transatlantic discussion on Equity in Theatre live-streamed between Glasgow and Calgary!

Equality for women in theatre and the arts is currently a hot topic. Aphra Behn, was the first British woman to make her living from her pen. She wrote the first ‘novel’ – Orinooko; which had an anti-slavery theme. When she died, society conspired to bury more than her body.

 

Celebrating Aphra Behn – theatre script launch
Thursday 7th July, 6pm to 7.30pm

Nancy Jo Cullen, Alexandria Patience and Rose Scollard wrote Aphra, the playscript, to honour this pioneer of women’s writing. The launch of this script by Frontenac House, Alberta will simultaneously take place in Calgary, Canada. Playwright, feminist & artist Alexandria Patience will be present at the launch. www.alexpatience.com

Nancy Jo Cullen, Rose Scollard and Alexandria Patience, who had fought to make their own theatrical visions through building the women centred, Maenad Theatre, learnt of Aphra Behn and understood it was time to re-claim her from the past. The script APHRA was written through this collaboration.

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was a playwright, poet and the very first novelist. Her ‘private’ life was considered scandalous – she was the first British woman to earn her living by her pen, was a spy in Antwerp for Charles II, believed in freelove and as a staunch supporter of the Stuart line, she refused to write a welcoming poem for William III, although shortly afterwards she died in penury. When Aphra died, society conspired to bury more than her body. Although a prolific writer few of her works remain within the canon of Restoration writers.

More information is available at these links.
www.frontenachouse.com
http://www.wakingthefeminists.org
http://timescolumns.typepad.com/stothard/2015/11/waking-the-feminists.html

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Who's Attending

11 people are attending Celebrating Aphra Behn – theatre script launch

  • Emma McKee
  • Severine Genieys-Kirk
  • Jim Aird
  • Linda McLaughlin
  • Muireann Kelly
  • Mairi Morrison
  • Clunie Mackenzie
  • Lou Prendergast
  • Giga Gray
  • Ammie Johnstone
  • shabana bakhsh

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Date:
7th July, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
Website:
https://womenslibrary.org.uk/

Location

Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Phone:
0141 550 2267