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  Henry James 30 August 2005  
His free-thinking and independent women

Daisy Miller is brought to life in a new stage adaptation of the Henry James classic novel. The play opens this week in Malvern before touring the country. Daisy is, like Isabel Archer in 'The Portrait of a Lady' , an American woman who refuses to be restricted by the social conventions of the day.

Jenni will be look ing at Henry James own life with the play's adaptor Dawn Keeler and Prof Janet Beer from Manchester Metropolitan University and explore why he created such free-thinking and independent women.

3 September: Malvern Festival Theatre 01684 892277
5-10 September: Theatre Royal Brighton 08700 606 650
12-17 September:  Richmond Theatre 08700 606 651
19 - 24 September: Grand Theatre Wolverhampton 01902 429212
26 September - 1 October: Civic Theatre Darlington 01325 486555 
11 - 15 October: Gateway Theatre Chester 01244 340392
18 - 22 October: Lighthouse Poole 01202 685222
7 - 12 November: Theatre Royal Windsor 01753 853888
14 - 19 November: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford 01483 440000


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