I hope that after each performance/presentation/happening, folks talk-talk-talk about what they see. That’s it’s not all internal and that it doesn’t have to stay foggy and unclear. After the film showed, I sat with my friend, George Pelham, and recorded his thoughts as he spoke. A note to make–along with George, there were three self-identified men at the event. Hmm.
“When we get back to the whole idea of women in literature, what we get out of the 19th century is the Mary Shelley craft (all we remember is the Frankenstein story), in Renaissance literature the only one that is an dramatist is Aphra Behn, but no one ever hears of her. She wrote a play around Shakespare’s time. Just one, that’s all we know about. Even in 19th century literature, George Eliot and others took male names, otherwise they wouldn’t be published. When I think back on it, there was Jane Austen, so…maybe the 19th century was the beginning of women coming into their own as writers.
We do see a huge awakening, Virginia Woolfe, Vita Sackville-West, Norah Zeal…It looks like again, women artists raising families. When you think about those who became famous in 20th century, women were independent. Isabore Duncan, an interpretive dancer.
I did say to someone hear, ‘we do know that Anonymous was a women.’ So that everytime we don’t know who the artist-author-spokesperson was, it was Anonymous.”
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