D. H. Lawrence and “The Three Fates”: Frieda Lawrence, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Dorothy Brett by Liz Cunningham

Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:00 pm

Taos Public Library

The relationship between D. H. Lawrence and these Taos women has been an enduring subject of interest, even to each other. Dorothy Brett immortalized them in her 1958 painting, MyThree Fates. Fifty years later the New Mexico Women’s Marker Initiative honored “The Three Fates”—Mabel, Frieda and Brett—with their own highway road sign. Most recently the musical Lorenzo’s Ashes (2012), the comedy Losing Lawrence (2015), and the Mabel & Co. kick-off production of British playwright Stephen Lowe’s Altitude Sickness: A Tale of a Tender Utopia provide new interpretations of their interactions. Liz Cunningham will talk about each woman’s relationship with Lawrence and with each other. Augmented by photos, paintings, and anecdotes, the lecture will be based on their unique perspectives, drawing from Frieda Lawrence’s Not I But the Wind, Dorothy Brett’s Lawrence and Brett, and Mabel’s Lorenzo in Taos.