Historical female authors to be spotlighted in reader’s theatre March 8

“Shakespeare’s Sisters: Women Writers Before Austen” will be presented from 10:10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Bovay’s Study Bar & Mercantile.

All are welcome to attend the “Before Austen” course to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Students of Ann Pleiss Morris, assistant professor of English, are writing their own scripts and will present a reader’s theatre of drama, prose and poetry written by British women in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Female voices represented will include: Rachel Speght, Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney, Aemilia
Lanyer, Mary Wroth, Elizabeth Cary and Aphra Behn.

Students involved in the production are: Michaela Blood ’20 of Rothschild, Wisconsin; Maddie Craig ’20 of West Bend, Wisconsin; Melany Castillo ’19 of Chicago, Illinois; Valerie Pike ’17 of Stoughton, Wisconsin; Abby Jenks ’19 of Sullivan, Wisconsin; Grace Larson ’20 of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; Luna O’Hern ’17 of Onalaska, Wisconsin; Catherine Hetzel ’17 of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; Sophie Widman ’18 of Boulder Creek, California; Payton Blessing ’19 of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Nicole Nolan ’18 of Orland Park, Illinois; Lily Lenk ’18 of Amery, Wisconsin; Courtney Olson ’18 of New London, Wisconsin; Haley Stowell ’20 of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Hannah Davidson ’17 of Mundelein, Illinois; Kersten Kielsmeier ’19 of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Gillian Jackson ’18 of Putnam, Connecticut; Eleanore Clemmer ’18 of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Kayla Beck ’17 of Germantown, Wisconsin; Rachel Joas ’20 of Larsen, Wisconsin; and Katelyn Van Swol ’18 of Sturtevant, Wisconsin.


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