Ms. Steinshouer was a huge hit with her portrayal of three women authors who put Florida on the map. We've asked her back for an intimate performance about one of America's most famous writers. In this Chautauqua program she examines the author of machismo...from a woman's point of view.
On Hemingway: Three Views
Act One: Willa Cather places Hemingway in company with other writers such as F. Scoot Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford, and Gertrude Stein.
Act Two: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings talks about "Hem," her friend and colleague at Scribner's. She knows, better than any, his deep affection for Florida and his fatal flaws.
Act Three: Gertrude Stein shares memories of a young and "impossibly handsome" reporter who came to her door in Paris - one of the "Lost Generation" of Americans created by WW I.
Literary historian and actor Betty Jean Steinshouer has been doing public programs and teacher seminars since 1989 and has toured 44 states for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Big Read program of the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Fellow in the Florida Studies program at the University of South Florida and presenter for the Florida Humanities Council. Her knowledge and dramatic presentations bring history to life and have made her a sought-after performer.
Pan Roasted Pistachio Stuffed Breast of Chicken Served over Spring pea Risotto, Baby Spinch and finished with Marsala Jus
Rolls & Butter
Bananas Foster Cheesecake