The focus of Virginia Woolf's life was writing, and as she developed her art and gained recognition, she began to speak more and more directly to the issues of feminism. She turned to the problem of creative achievement in a society where any such efforts were looked down on by men. She recognized an inherent problem in culture which made it impossible for women to achieve artistic recognition was the economic dependency of women on men due to job discrimination, insufficient salaries and lack of educational and political opportunities. This program includes discussions between Woolf scholars about her life, and readings from Woolf's work A Room Of One's Own. The box and all Folio appearances refer to this program title as Virginia Woolf: In Her Own Right. At the close of the program, the announcer calls the program Virginia Woolf: A Room Of One's Own. Produced by Joanna Brouk, with the assistance of Wanda McCaddon and Milani Cask. The role of Virginia Woolf was performed by Wanda McCaddon.
Box notes: Probably the best of the series in many ways...certainly has a tear-jerker ending! Mix of docu-drama and interview format...very good.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.