Meghan Brodie's play-in-progress, Claude & Marcel, is the subject of a New York Times "overlooked obituaries" article. "Overlooked obituaries" features remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported.
In 1937, lesbian artists Claude Cahun (1894-1954)and Marcel Moore left Paris for the Channel Island of Jersey where the two had vacationed as children. They left behind their artistic alter egos and were known on the island by their birth names, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, the unassuming "sisters" living at La Rocquaise. When the Nazis invaded and occupied Jersey in 1940, the women's idyll ended and their resistance work began. This is the (mostly) true story of their extraordinary bravery.
An excerpt of the play was performed on May 23, 2019, at Remember the Women Institute's annual readings about Women, Theater, and the Holocaust. Meghan Brodie, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Theatre, Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies Faculty at Ursinus College.
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