Rosanne Welch and Peg Lamphier performing in The Vagina Monologues at Cal Poly Pomona [Video] (14:12)

Rosanne Welch and Peg Lamphier performing “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” at Cal Poly Pomona [Video]

Rosanne Welch and Peg Lamphier performing “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” at Cal Poly Pomona. 

The student reviewer from the Poly Post said it, “led to uncontrollable laughter amongst the crowd as the women presented different types of moans such as the Obama and even the Cal Poly Student moan.”

 

 

 

Women’s History Month – 4 in a series – Malinche

Women's History Month - 4 in a series - Malinche

Malinche does not fit easily into Mexican, Spanish, or American history. She, like innumerable other Mexican women who came after her, was a translator who made possible the communication between Spaniards and Mexican Amerindians. Few of these women have been as prominent as Malinche, chiefly because she was Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés’s (1485–1547) mouthpiece but also because she was the first of her kind. Also, not unlike Pocahontas, Malinche’s story has been used as myth, though in Malinche’s case her story has devolved into a cautionary tale of the dangers of Euro-American and Native American contact.

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My 2nd Year Performing in “The Vagina Monologues” at Cal Poly Pomona

Vagina Monologues Cast 2017

Our monologue (with Peg Lamphier) was mentioned in the Poly Post review (The Vagina Monologues seeks to remove taboos, Poly Post, February 27, 2017) of this year’s The Vagina Monologues, an annual event at Cal Poly Pomona and my second year performing:

“There were also humorous monologues throughout. One, “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy,” featured two women discussing one woman’s realization that she loved to make women moan. This led to uncontrollable laughter amongst the crowd as the women presented different types of moans such as the Obama and even the Cal Poly Student moan.”

You can see us standing in the back of the cast photo (Peg is wearing her pink pussy hat to my right).

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Women’s History Month – 3 in a series – Phillis Wheatley

Women's History Month - 3 in a series - Phillis Wheatley

Poet Phillis Wheatley was born in West Africa, sold into slavery, and eventually freed. She wrote poems at a time when many people argued that people of African descent were so inferior to Euro-Americans as to be fit only for slavery. She is remembered as a preeminent poet of the American Revolutionary period. Unlike most slaves, Wheatley had an opportunity to demonstrate an intellectual talent that her masters were willing to develop. As a result, she received a rather extensive education for the time— something rather rare for any woman, let alone a slave.

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Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 50 in a series – New, Exciting Aesthetic

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This all added up to a new, exciting aesthetic that caught the eye of a newer viewer and was planned from the start by the producers. In an interview with TV Week, Rafelson claimed he was creating “something rare in television–creativity, freedom and non-phoniness… We’re doing something new, avoiding the status quo. We’re probably the only show with the technical crew built around the content.”

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Women’s History Month – 2 in a series – Anne Marbury Hutchinson

Women's History Month - 2 in a series - Anne Marbury Hutchinson

Puritan nonconformist Anne Hutchinson was a wife, mother, and midwife who lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and gained fame by challenging the colony’s leadership with her own interpretation of Puritan theology. She also threatened the social hierarchy by demonstrating her willingness and ability to operate outside traditional female cultural boundaries. Hutchinson’s actions not only gained her notoriety in her own lifetime but also helped to transform the “Puritan Way” in the American colonies. – Volume 1

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More on Adapting The Hobbit from A History of the Art of Adaptation [Video] (0:44)

You Can Please Some of the People Some of the Time… None of the People All of the Time: A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More!

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More! at the California State University, Fullerton Library

Part of the program series for Dune by Frank Herbert: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Transcript:

Lots of true Tolkien fans – deeply angry that such a thing should happen and there should be focus on a character when other stuff was being thrown out. This is a choice for screenwriters and directors as they try to decide to bring something to film. The Hobbit had been made in animation several years earlier — 1977 — and it’s only 77 minutes long. So, would you rather have that version or the new version with an extra elf that doesn’t really exist. Now make up your mind. What I love about this is that made by Rankin-Bass the same company that gave us Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Who himself was an adaptation of a song. A song turned into a beloved Christmas story. So, you can adapt from anything.

About this talk

Dr. Rosanne Welch (RTVF) speaks on the craft of history of film adaptations from the controversy of the silent film Birth of a Nation (protested by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1915) to Breakfast at Tiffany’s (to which author Truman Capote famously said, “The only thing left from the book is the title”) to The Godfather . Naturally, the behemoth in adaptation – Harry Potter (which depended on the relationship created by adapter Steve Kloves and author J.K. Rowling) will be discussed, as will the subject of this month’s celebration: Dune.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Her upcoming book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture” will be published in Fall 2016

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

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Women’s History Month – 1 in a series – Pocahontas

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Disney has honored Pocahontas in film, and she is a staple of the public school curriculum and is a symbol of a good Native American. We think we know her, but the events of her life have grown beyond the bounds of history. She has become a myth, one useful in telling a particular version of the American past. Even historians cannot always be sure what is true and what is not when it comes to Pocahontas. In many ways, she is the American version of Eve, the progenitor of a new race of humans and a new destiny for her people and for Euro-Americans. – Volume 1

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Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection Volume One: Precolonial North America To The Early Republic – Dr. Peg A. Lamphier And Dr. Rosanne Welch, Editors

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From The Research Vault: Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion (Console-ing Passions) by Aniko Bodroghkozy

Yet another research resource for Why The Monkees Matter

Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion (Console-ing Passions) by Aniko Bodroghkozy

Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion (Console-ing Passions) by Aniko Bodroghkozy

 


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