Gertrude Stein, novelist, poet, art collector, friend of Picasso and Hemingway, mentor to Cezanne, Matisse and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Iris Murdoch, novelist, poet, philosopher, playwright. Both had steadfast partners whom they loved and had binding relationships with yet they explored beyond the parameters of conventional relationships. Award winning actress Annette Badland, patron of The Iris Murdoch Society, who played Gertrude Stein to great acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre last year, shares the work and worlds of these two extraordinary women through her own metaphorical love affairs with both of them.
‘...Annette Badland’s (Gertrude) Stein alone is worth the ticket price...! (review of Shakespeare’s Globe’ production of After Edward. Jonathan Kemp)