The Quotable Woman Speaks
Living History Portraits of Amazing Women
Elaine Partnow © 2015. Website created by Turnart
In each miniseries, six to eight women are stunningly portrayed in her own words by veteran actor and women’s historian Elaine Partnow. The woman are individually introduced by Partnow so that audiences have a context, an historical perspective of her life and times.
The following are also available live:
I’m Nobody, A Visit With Emily Dickinson
A unique interaction with the poet, who engages the assembly in a lively discourse on several of her better-
A Lovely Light, A Visit with Edna St. Vincent Millay
The dynamic poet regales the assembly with tales of her glamorous life in Greenwich Village in the Roaring Twenties, sprinkling several of her better-
Elaine has also written a two-
Hear Us Roar, A Woman’s Connection
Note: for live performances, presenters may use the above selections, or pick the women they want for a customized program.
Available on the Internet or on DVD
(Running time: 53 min.)
Global Women Speak -
Murasaki Shikibu, Juana Ines de la Cruz, Sarah Winnemucca, Sojourner Truth, Golda Meir, and Benazir Bhutto (also
available live now!
American Women Speak
Julia Ward Howe, Katherine Lee
Bates, Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
Susan B. Anthony,
Hispanic Women Speak
Dolores Huerta, Gabriela Mistral, Saint Teresa of Avila, Emilia Pardo Bazan, Dolores Ibarruri, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Queen Isabella, and Eva Peron.
Jewish Women Speak
Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Ray Frank, Sophie Tucker, Hannah Senesch, Henrietta Szold, and Gluckel of Hamelin.
Literary Women Speak
Ursula K. Le Guin, Dorothy Parker, Rachel Carson, Gertrude Stein, Louise Labe, Erica Jong, Murasaki Shikibu, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Grace Paley.
Women in the Healing Arts Speak
Clara Barton, Margaret Sanger, Florence Nightingale, Sister Elizabeth Kenny, Rosalyn Yalow, Wilma Scott Heide, and Alberta Hunter.
Women in Entertainment Speak (& Sing)
Phyllis Diller, Mae West, Uta Hagen, Lotus Weinstock, Dorothy Fields, and Sophie Tucker.
Women of Wit Speak
Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Roseanne Barr, Rita Rudner, Totie Fields, Lotus Weinstock, Grace Paley, Dorothy Parker, and Gertrude Stein.