Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing (Paperback) (Shelagh Stephenson)

Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing (Paperback) (Shelagh Stephenson) - image 1 of 1

About this item

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.

Number of Pages: 96
Genre: Drama
Series Title: Modern Plays
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Shelagh Stephenson
Language: English
Street Date: November 22, 2016
TCIN: 51757270
UPC: 9781350011915
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-9765
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$14.20
MSRPReg: $14.95 Save $0.75 (5% off)
Shipping not available
Not in stores

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.