ON HER SHOULDERS: July 15 at 6:30PM

Date & Time: July 15th at 6:30pm

Location: New School for Drama, 55 West 13th St, Lang Student Center 2nd Floor, Between 5th and 6th Avenues

The Play: DIANA OF DOBSON’S By Cicely Hamilton

Directed by: Gwynn MacDonald

Dramaturgy by: Loren Noveck

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Summary of Play:

Very successful when first performed in London in 1908, Diana of Dobson’s  introduces its audience to the overworked and underpaid female  assistants at Dobson’s Drapery Emporium, whose only alternative to their dead-end jobs is the unlikely prospect of marriage. Although Cicely  Hamilton calls the play “a romantic comedy,” like George Bernard Shaw  she also criticizes a social structure in which so-called self-made men  profit from the cheap labour of others, and men with good educations,  but insufficient inherited money, look for wealthy wives rather than for work.

The Play in Context, which includes talkbacks by scholars and dramaturgs,  and post- show discussion will be sponsored in part by the League of  Professional Theatre Women a not-for-profit organization promoting  visibility and increasing opportunities for women in theatre since 1982. www.theatrewomen.org

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