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Women and war: Margaret Cavendish’s ‘Bell in Campo’
19 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Margaret Cavendish’s Bell in Campo (1662) is a powerful political drama by a pioneering seventeenth-century woman writer, written in the wake of the English Civil Wars. It follows a group of women who insist on serving on the front line, forming an army of their own. Their struggle to be recognised as soldiers is paralleled by the story of the women left behind by the war, including two war widows.
This event consists of a discussion of the play and a reading by Glasgow University students and staff. Public participation in the reading is also warmly encouraged! If anyone wishes to take part in the reading (rather than just watch) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 23 October.