FIRST 100 YEARS:
The Professional
Female Playwright

Joanna Baillie

Joanna Baillie
(1762 - 1851)

"A play certainly is more perfect for being fitted for the stage as well as the closet, and why should not I aim with all my strength to make things as perfect as possible, however short I may fall of the mark? ... Don't you therefore find fault with me, or encrease the number of those who are for quietly setting me aside as a closet writer. I will still go on, having my drums & my trumpets, & my striking situations, & my side scenes & my back scenes, & all the rest of it in my mind, whilst I write, notwithstanding all that you can say to the contrary." 12 December 1804, from a letter to her friend, William Sotheby

Readings (in August - October 2003):
Guest Curator & Dramaturg: Maxine Kern

THE ELECTION Directed by Mallory Catlett
At The McNally Auditorium, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
(Columbus Ave at the corner of 60th St) on Friday, August 1, 8:15 p.m.
FREE but reservations a MUST!
RSVP Email: duchessofnewcastle@yahoo.

THE TRYAL Directed by Meghan Beals Presented by Pearl Theatre Co.
At Theatre 80, 80 St. Mark's Place, (Btwn 1st and 2nd Aves.)
Directions: Nearest subways: N/R to 8th St., 6 to Astor Place, L to First Avenue, F to 2nd Ave.
RSVP 212-505-3401 x21 on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 2 p.m.

SPECIAL FULL PRODUCTION!
COUNT BASIL Directed by Leslie Jacobson, Horizons Theatre, Washington,DC At The Fordham Theater Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
(Columbus Avenue at the corner of 60th Street)
In conjunction with the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Conference
on Sunday, August 3, 2003 at 3:30 to 6 p.m.
FOR Special First 100 Years Discount Tickets $15 // $12 Students and Seniors (cash only!) Please reserve by emailing us at: duchessofnewcastle@yahoo.com
Afterwards , there will be a formal panel discussion, "Producing Baillie" moderated by scholar Catherine Burroughs from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

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WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL FIRST 100 YEARS READING

THE FAMILY LEGEND Directed by Gwynn MacDonald of Juggernaut Theatre Co. on Monday, October 27th, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street, betw. 7th & 8th Aves) RSVP 212 944 0595 x417. Join us afterwards for a First 100 Years Series reception upstairs at 8 p.m. to celebrate an amazing year of accomplishment!