Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more enjoyable Tuesday lunchtime lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.
"THE ROARING GIRLS"
Shakespearian London dubbed its noisily delinquent, carousing or independent women The Roaring Girls. These four lectures explore the alternative lives of 16th, 17th & 18th century women who defied convention to live outside the expected female roles, pursuing outrageous careers, lifestyles and public images.
Thieves & Cutpurses - 14 March
Immortalised as Moll Cutpurse in Middleton & Dekker's 1610 hit play The Roaring Girl, Mary Frith was a cross-dressing London pickpocket and fence. A century later, Jane Webb found fame as 'Jenny Diver', skilled con-artist and thief. Both led gangs, behaved outrageously and did as they pleased, breaking all the rules for womanly conduct.
Playhouse Creatures - 21 March
The first female actresses of the Restoration playhouses were stars, but their fame came at a considerable price, as they trod a perilous line between celebrity, success. exploitation and disaster, as we see in the lives of Nell Gwynne, Mary Betterton, Elizabeth Barry and their contemporaries.
Female Pirates - 28 March
It would be hard to identify a more shocking subversive female career choice than piracy on the high seas, hence the legendary reputation of Anne Bonny and Mary Read in the so-called 'Golden Age of Piracy'. We shall also consider 16th century female buccaneers Lady Killigrew and Grace O'Malley, the "Pirate Queen of Connaught"
Marriage, Divorce & Law - 4 April
Meet two very different ladies, who challenged convention, rejecting the traditional wifely role, invoking the law courts to resolve their marital difficulties or make a financial killing: beautiful, litiginous forger, Lady Theodosia Ivie (1623-1695) and Georgian Britain's richest heiress, Mary Eleanor Bowes (1749-1800)
|Tue 14 Mar - Tue 4 Apr 2017||13:00 to 14:00|
£5 per lecture (£4 concession)
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Woodend Creative Workspace is less than five minutes walk from Scarborough station. Regular rail links service easy access to and from York, Middlesbrough, Hull, Manchester and Leeds with London only 3 hours and 25 minutes away. Enjoying a town centre location Woodend is also very near the town's park and ride system. Woodend is very close to the main shopping area and a short walk along the Valley Road connects to the beach and waterfront. Scarborough Art Gallery, the Rotunda Museum and the Spa complex are within easy reach.
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