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The Genius Of Émilie Du Châtelet

The Enlightenment was a time marked by logical thought and a questioning of traditional authority. Among the great male minds of this period were some notable women. One in particular equaled, and often outshone, many men during the Age of Reason.

Guests:

  • Ben Gross is an associate vice president for collections at the Linda Hall Library.
  • Karen Paisley is the founding artistic director of the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, commonly known as the MET. She plays the title character in their production of Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends her Life Tonight.
  • Robert Gibby Brand is a Kansas City actor. He plays Voltaire in the MET's play.
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