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Masterpiece Theatre; Room of One's Own, A


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Masterpiece Theatre
Room of One's Own, A
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Based upon the two lectures delivered by author Virginia Woolf to the women of Girton College, Cambridge in 1928. Simply staged, in a lecture hall, actress Eileen Atkins portrays Woolf as she speaks to a group of students about the role of women in fiction and particularly the difficulties of being a woman artist. Virginia Woolf's thesis was that in order to write, "a woman must have money and a room of one's own."



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Room of One's Own, A,” 02/09/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8462DD3834DC429B864462EDC32D3FB4.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Room of One's Own, A.” 02/09/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8462DD3834DC429B864462EDC32D3FB4>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Room of One's Own, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8462DD3834DC429B864462EDC32D3FB4
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