Two Period Plays

by Mary Anneeta Mann



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/29/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781728317205

About the Book

Each person owns their own name and no one else has a valid right to use it. DIANA DEVEREAUX (To Marilyn with Love) explores the journey of a rare woman whose only real freedom was in her singular essence that could never be taken away from her while all the outward manifestations of it, (with a few exceptions), her beauty, her wisdom, and her boundless love, were misunderstood, exploited for money, degraded for lust. Born within the physical boundary of a city yet bereft of any spiritual connection to it, a child to woman’s magnificent isolated spirit soared far beyond even the imagination of those who surrounded her. Assisting her self-understanding is an imaginary character drawn from the the art that is her calling – the theatre. THE SENATOR’S DAUGHTER IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE. This play addresses, through an imaginary parallel universe, the disconnect between aspects of government manifested at that time, and it exposes a deep flaw in a process determined more by money and male dominance than by empathy with all of the people, thus unwittingly or wittingly mutilating democracy. A woman’s body belongs to her alone, just as a man’s body is his alone. The parallel universes of nature are understood by indigenous women as well as suppressed civilized women. A self-disappearing Referendum shows that all life is sacred. The life of each human being cannot be relegated to civilized acceptance, which is, in any way, less than that bestowed by nature.

About the Author

Mary Anneeta Mann is an Australian, the daughter of a original Anzac, or a soldier who fought on Gallipole in the War to End all Wars in 1915. Raised in Australia and educated in both Australia and the United States with a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, she has spent her creative life trying to understand ‘why war’. At the University of California in the 1960s she experienced the anguish of a more degrading war than the two previous global ones of the 20th century, as well as the Civil Rights and the Women’s Movements. The war issue and the racial issue were addressed in Anzac the Play which is included in Anzac to Understanding and also, later, The Round Table, is included in TWO FAMILY PLAYS. The Women’s Movement enlightened her in a visceral way to the inequality of the sexes. The two plays in this volume, DIANA DEVEREAUX (To Marilyn with love) and THE SENATOR’S DAUGHTER IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE explore this inequality as well as the importance of the Equal Rights Amendment. After obtaining her Ph.D., Mary studied the major religions, concerning their role in warfare, becoming a minister with Unity and Diversity World Council, and co-authored with its founder, Leland Stewart, Science and Spirituality. After this she wrote There are No Enemies, a Practical Philosophy of Life and a sequel to this entitled ‘Defining Humanity’ is in progress in 2019. Some portions are posted on the site , as well as her now ongoing work with The Global People’s Assembly. Mary’s books are listed in