In spite of discovering some of the more extraordinary fossil finds of her time, Mary Anning finds herself dismissed by scholars and in such dire straits that she is selling all her worldly goods.
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5 Feb. 2021
A fascinating and moving story of a woman with great dreams and abilities being crushed under a patriarchal system. Timeless and well done. ”
25 Apr. 2020
What a powerful short play that leaves us wanting more! The dialogue convincingly transports us back to 19th century England and we want so much for Mary Anning to break through the sexism and taboos to succeed. I would love to see this play expanded to a longer one-act! . ”
25 Mar. 2020
An interesting piece about gender divides and the selfishness of those in power. A reminder to treat others well, and to keep moving forward despite the hardships thrown our way. ”
fossil collector, 1st female paleontologist. In spite of early successes, she is at 20 years of age, broken by poverty and while she longs for approval and respect, it is not possible in that day and age.
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Any (but probably white
Amateur fossil collector; from a somewhat genteel class but not a nobleman.