Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing Modern Plays
by Shelagh Stephenson

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Harriet Martineau Dreams of DancingHarriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Price: $14.85
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Notes: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 96 p. Modern Plays.
Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing (Modern Plays)Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing (Modern Plays) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 11/10/2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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More About Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing Modern Plays by Shelagh Stephenson

What you haven't realised is that I sew to aid my thought processes. Look - needle - stab - stitch - thought. Needle - stab - stitch - thought. So next time you see a woman demurely sewing a sampler, be very, very wary. God knows what she may be planning.

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a social theorist who is often credited as being the first female sociologist. In Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing, Shelagh Stephenson depicts the great writer in a period of convalescence, living as an invalid by the sea in Tynemouth.

Shut off from her usual society, Harriet is visited by women of the locale; Impie, a recent widow who is using her new-found marital freedom to paint murals on the ceilings of her family home; Beulah, the daughter of a woman who'd been sold into slavery and escaped; and Jane, the housemaid, whose unfeted and unexpected gifts lift her out of domestic servitude and could help Harriet out of illness.

Harriet Martineau is a play about female self-reliance in a time of patriarchal dominance. Written by Shelagh Stephenson, it premiered at Live Theatre, Newcastle, in winter 2016.

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  • PID: 17341348958
  • ISBN-13: 9781350011915
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