Taproot woos fans of Dorothy L. Sayers in upcoming ‘Gaudy Night’

Taproot woos fans of Dorothy L. Sayers in upcoming ‘Gaudy Night’ | The Arts | The Seattle Times

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson provides some background on Dorothy L. Sayer’s ground-breaking character, Harriet Vane:

And what was groundbreaking about both “Strong Poison” and “Gaudy Night”? The brilliance and fierce independence of a witty, learned female character viewed by some scholars as the first openly feminist sleuth in mystery literature.

Frances Limoncelli’s stage adaptation of Sayers’s novel Gaudy Night, which received good reviews in Chicago, opens this week in Seattle.