The Arts Society Harpenden Area

The Manufactured Woman: The story of Pandora and how she has inspired generations of Artists to imagine how and why women came into the world

Lecturer: Mary Sharp

Thursday 13th June 2024 at 10.30am

In Greek legend, Pandora was created with the express purpose of causing trouble to men which, by opening her box, she achieved. This lecture looks at the original sources for the story, draws parallels with both Eve in Genesis and Galatea in Ovid before showing how ballets, operas and plays from Coppelia to My Fair Lady and The Winter’s Tale to Educating Rita have developed the theme of a creation that runs out of control.

All the lectures start at 10.30am promptly and last for an hour. Free tea and coffee is available from 10am prior to the start of the lecture.

Annual membership will be £45 during 24/25. The guest fee will be £8 per lecture.

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