BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS BY LAURIE JAMES shipped separately
Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller -- The story encompasses the Transcendental circle of friends, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, Thomas Carlyle, Theodore Parker and many others.
Revitalizes the noble spirit of the day - ideals of individualism, truth, beauty, harmony of nature, the divinity of humankind and faith in America.
500 pages, in quality paperback, featuring the full color Thomas Hicks portrait, with photos of the Transcendentalists, footnotes, page notes, bibliography, appendix, index.
Outrageous Questions, Legacy of Bronson Alcott and America's One-Room Schools -- The father of the author of Little Women, Bronson Alcott, believed children could learn by answering questions.
This book speaks to the nostalgia of the "good old days," contrasting traditional methods with Alcott's groundbreaking ideas. Because Margaret Fuller, as teacher in his school, recorded his questions, his Conversation on Conscience is included, and readers can compare their answers with what students said in 1836. Appeals to both adults and children.
102 pages, in quality hardcover. Creative suggestions for adults working with children, original drawings by John Hartnett, photos of one-room school houses, biographical information.
How I Got to Harvard, Off and On Stage with Margaret Fuller -- This is the behind-the-scenes story of how author/actress Laurie James "discovered" Margaret Fuller and finally presented a solo drama at Harvard with introductions by Buckminster Fuller, great-grand-nephew of Margaret Fuller, and with Radcliffe sponsoring a reception.
James' drama "grew" as she survived limitations of grassroots facilities in libraries, churches, conference sites, colleges throughout the United States, Mexico, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, eventually touring theaters in Los Angeles and New York.
Audiences hungrily asked questions, driving James to the library for answers. More information on Fuller was needed and James learned how to research and write books.
In total, James challenges you to "get to Harvard" too, in your own unique way.
339 pages, in paperback, photographs including some never-before-seen of Buckminster Fuller, performance schedule, bibliography, index.
|The Wit and Wisdom of Margaret Fuller Ossoli -- Zero in on the substance of Fuller's brilliant mind and expression - words as relevant today as over a century ago. Quotable passages. An intriguing sampler of Fuller's diaries, journals, letters, articles and books, arranged by subject for easy reference.
96 pages, in quality paperback, references, footnotes, bibliography.
Why Margaret Fuller Ossoli is Forgotten -- Fuller's book on equality - the first in America - sent shock waves throughout the USA and Europe. Author Laurie James traces how Fuller's achievement has been slighted as her first co-biographers, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Clarke and Channing mutilated her letters and papers and portrayed her to conform to the standard of womanhood of the day. The facts show how scholars today have followed this same pattern.
72 pages, in quality paperback, footnotes, bibliography.
|DOCU-DRAMAS FOR STAGE PRESENTATION
Excellent for staged or roundtable readings; follow-up discussion.
Script, stage plan, director’s notes, program, marketing materials, license for one performance included.
|Roots of Rebellion – a docu-drama for stage with audience participation.
By Laurie James
Presents excerpts from the speeches of the first women who dared to defy 19th century American code that it was a "sin" for women to speak in public or church. Speeches reveal women pressuring to effect change in laws on slavery, poverty, inequality, and women’s right to vote. Groundbreakers are Frances Wright, Angelina Grimke, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B. Anthony; each is described by a woman eyewitness who attended the event. Excerpts of Gloria Steinem’s writings highlight why even today women find it difficult to speak in public. Included is the famous 1872 trial of Susan B. Anthony who had the audacity to vote illegally. The audience may hiss or applaud the speakers in the spirit of the 19th century. 1 hour. 14 adult roles, including 2 male roles (may be played by women).
Look Who’s On Third! – Part 1
Sliding Home! – Part 2
by Laurie James
Two docu-dramas for stage presentation, featuring women athletes who have made history by breaking barriers and exposing issues and attitudes in women’s sports. Real-life situations alternate with stories by famous and not-so-famous athletes. Flexible. 1 hour. 30+ characters, both male and female, ages ten through adult; actors may double/triple roles.