Play! in the Barn: Samantha Rastles the Woman Question

Based on the work of 19th-century American humor author, Marietta Holley, Ms. Curry assumes the persona of Samantha Smith Allen, Holley’s rustic philosopher of sound country stock who uses her popular brand of 19th-century horse sense humor and dry wit to challenge the status quo of social norms regarding women’s issues of her day. She “rastles” with questions concerning history’s treatment of women, the need for suffrage, rights denied by the church, women’s powerlessness before the law, arguments of differential intelligence based on gender, social status, role assumptions, and more.

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