Unruly Women: A Performance by Dr Daisy Black (Free Performance, 9th July)

Daisy Black

‘By God, if women had written stories…’ (Geoffrey Chaucer). Join Daisy Black at this free one-woman show that celebrates the gloriously and gleefully indecorous women of literature. Everyone welcome to the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, on 9th July at 18.00. Tickets are free but please register here

‘Unruly Women’ is a one-woman storytelling show performed by Dr Daisy Black, a Lecturer in English at Wolverhampton University. In this performance, Daisy 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.

This performance is being run in aid of Harbour refuges, County Durham, Registered Charity Number 1086897, 15 Whitburn Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7QR. Harbour works with families and individuals who have been affected by domestic violence, to provide the support and safety they need. You can read more about the work Harbour do here.

This event forms part of Durham University’s Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA) postgraduate and early-career researcher conference on 9-10 July 2018. This conference is supported by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Institute of Advanced Study, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.


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