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WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 1ST - SUNDAY 3RD FEB 2019

Daisy Black:

Unruly Woman

 

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Sun 3rd Feb 2019

8.30pm - 9.50pm

Bantock House, Performance Space

£8 or £6 concs

 

It is impossible

That any clerk speak well of women.

Who painted the lion, tell me, who?

By God, if women had written stories

As clerks have in their studies

They would have written more of men’s wickedness

Than all the mark of Adam might redress.

 

(Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue).

 

 

Storyteller and academic Daisy Black presents an indecorous assortment of medieval tales from around Europe about women who gain the upper hand – or, occasionally, the upper arse.  

 

These are stories of sex, of disguise and deception, and of women finding creative, naughty and cunning ways to overcome the restrictions placed upon them by their gender and class.

 

Interlacing medieval fabliaux and romance with bawdy folk songs, this one-woman performance pays homage to literature’s original ‘nasty women’.

 

The performance lasts for one hour and is suitable for ages 13 and up

 

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