Claude & Marcel

Author(s): Meghan Brodie
This is a play-in-progress about Claude Cahun (born Lucy Schwob) and Marcel Moore (born Suzanne Malherbe), lesbian surrealist artists who engaged in resistance work on the Channel Island of Jersey during the Nazi occupation. A scene from ’s play was performed at Remember the Women Institute’s May 2019 Women, Theater, and the Holocaust program.
Format: Play in progress
Notes:

Cahun was very much challenging norms,” continued Shaw. “She was very interested in the many social norms that boxed women in and kept them from being creative.”

Cahun’s interests extended beyond the role of artiste provocateur. She and Moore were ardent anti-fascists and waged campaigns against the Germans on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey, where they had settled in 1937. Some of their political activities were akin to agitprop theater, as when Cahun and Moore posed as hausfraus and distributed flyers and notes throughout the island urging the Nazis to defect.

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Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Remember the Women Institute’s May 2019 Women, Theater, and the Holocaust program.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Experience(s) Chronicled: Resistance | Women and the Holocaust

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