Linda Hart - Dorothy Parker: Men, Misery and Mirth
Tuesday 19th May at 2.30pm
Reading Room, High Street HP8 4JH
From 1915 to 1960 Dorothy Parker created poems, plays, short stories, book review, theatre reviews, screenplays and essays that are still read, reprinted and quoted today. She loved her native New York City, where she spent most of her time writing, theatre-going, drinking, partying and having affairs. As a born rebel with a wicked sense of humour, she used words to ridicule human foibles and satirise social conventions.
In this one-woman performance Linda will read from Parker’s poetry and prose, and talk about her relationships with men, her struggle with depression, her three marriages, and her left-wing political activity.
Linda Hart was also born and grew up in New York City. She was a postgraduate student while living in bohemian Greenwich Village during the 1960s (rather like the Roaring Twenties that Parker exemplified).