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The Margaret Ghost, Act 1 by Carole Braverman

The Margaret Ghost, by Carole Braverman,  premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theater in 1984, and has been produced three times in the Boston area.  A revival by the local theater company Theater@First is planned for the Spring, as part of the bicentennial celebration.   The play follows the epic sweep of Margaret Fuller’s extraordinary  life—from Boston, to New York, to Rome.  But while much is actual, much is imagined, and the play is not for purists.  What it seeks to capture is her dazzling intellect, her bold resilient wit, and the struggle of her visionary, expansive spirit against the confines of her Nineteenth Century World.  The title comes from Henry James’ brief, enigmatic reference to her in his biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne.               Click here to read Act One.