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Issue Details: First known date: 1913... 1913 Aunt Sophie Smashes a Triangle
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Alternative title: Aunt Sophie Smashes a Triangle ; Or, The Married Lover ; Or, The Home Breaker ; Or, Elaine Changes Her Mind".
      ca. 1913 .
      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
      Location: ML MSS 6035/2

Works about this Work

“Aunt Sophie Smashes a Triangle” Stella Miles Franklin and the 1913 Adultery Narratives Janet Lee , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , 1 June vol. 37 no. 2 2013; (p. 225-242)
'Nineteen thirteen was an extraordinary year for Stella Miles Franklin. Alongside her hectic schedule with the National Women's Trade Union League in Chicago, Franklin worked on a variety of manuscripts, including the suffrage play “Aunt Sophie Smashes a Triangle”. I focus on this play about male adultery, contextualising it in her personal relationships and intellectual life, especially in the ways Franklin's interest in social purity, feminism, and the influence of Charlotte Perkins Gilman coincided with moral movements abounding in Chicago during 1913. Energised by the progressive literary endeavours of the period, Franklin makes three important points in this protest play about male adultery that include: the degeneracy of masculinity that leads to male susceptibility for adultery, the dangers of domesticity that help explain male infidelity, and the necessity of women's economic independence and solidarity to survive the realities of male adultery in society. In this latter claim, Franklin subverts the polarisation of wife and mistress and presents women as allies united in resisting male sexual transgressions.' (Source: Author's abstract)
History and Mystery and Suffragettes on the Australian Stage : A Consideration of Women's Suffrage as Presented in Australian Theatre Susan Pfisterer , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Siting the Other : Re-Visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama 2001; (p. 85-98)
Identifying Miles Franklin : Suffragette, Playwright, Failure? Susan Pfisterer , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Fringe of Papers : Offshore Perspectives on Australian History and Literature 1999; (p. 73-86)
'The questions that form the basis of this essay are concerned with how Franklin negotiated her place as a woman in the early twentieth century as a professional, as a socialist, as a suffrage feminist, and as an Australian expatriate playwright' (74).
Stages of Subversion: Experiments with Dramatic Form Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties 1999; (p. 194-221)
Identifying Miles Franklin : Suffragette, Playwright, Failure? Susan Pfisterer , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Fringe of Papers : Offshore Perspectives on Australian History and Literature 1999; (p. 73-86)
'The questions that form the basis of this essay are concerned with how Franklin negotiated her place as a woman in the early twentieth century as a professional, as a socialist, as a suffrage feminist, and as an Australian expatriate playwright' (74).
History and Mystery and Suffragettes on the Australian Stage : A Consideration of Women's Suffrage as Presented in Australian Theatre Susan Pfisterer , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Siting the Other : Re-Visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama 2001; (p. 85-98)
Stages of Subversion: Experiments with Dramatic Form Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties 1999; (p. 194-221)
“Aunt Sophie Smashes a Triangle” Stella Miles Franklin and the 1913 Adultery Narratives Janet Lee , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , 1 June vol. 37 no. 2 2013; (p. 225-242)
'Nineteen thirteen was an extraordinary year for Stella Miles Franklin. Alongside her hectic schedule with the National Women's Trade Union League in Chicago, Franklin worked on a variety of manuscripts, including the suffrage play “Aunt Sophie Smashes a Triangle”. I focus on this play about male adultery, contextualising it in her personal relationships and intellectual life, especially in the ways Franklin's interest in social purity, feminism, and the influence of Charlotte Perkins Gilman coincided with moral movements abounding in Chicago during 1913. Energised by the progressive literary endeavours of the period, Franklin makes three important points in this protest play about male adultery that include: the degeneracy of masculinity that leads to male susceptibility for adultery, the dangers of domesticity that help explain male infidelity, and the necessity of women's economic independence and solidarity to survive the realities of male adultery in society. In this latter claim, Franklin subverts the polarisation of wife and mistress and presents women as allies united in resisting male sexual transgressions.' (Source: Author's abstract)
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