New Anatomies

New Anatomies

by: Timberlake Wertenbaker

by: Timberlake Wertenbaker

Overview

Timberlake Wertenbaker's second play for the Women's Theatre Group, first seen at the Edinburgh Festival, considers women trapped in the "golden cage" of normality. It portrays the eccentric Isabelle Eberhardt, an explorer who lived from 1877 to 1904, who travels through Algeria dressed as an Arab boy before going to Paris, where she encounters other women adopting male dress as a basis for greater freedom. .

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Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: All Female

Authors

Timberlake Wertenbaker

Timberlake grew up in the Basque country and lives in London. She is one of the UK’s leading playwrights and her work is performed worldwide. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an Olivier Award and the New York Drama Critics Award for OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD and a Writers' Guild Award for Three Birds Alightin ...

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