CRRL Picks: Great Lives 2014: Mata Hari
Annotation:Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.
Annotation:A portrait of the notorious early twentieth-century spy considers the theory that she may have been innocent of the charges for which she was executed, in an account that profiles her as a complicated seducer of men who had an unusual talent for manipulation.
Annotation:Harlot or hero? Liar or lady? There are two sides to every story. Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women.
Annotation:Dance Chronicles, vol. 26 no. 2, pg. 219-243, 2003
Annotation:Mata Hari was the stage name Dutch-born Margaretha Zelle took when she became one of Paris' most popular exotic dancers on the eve of World War I.
Annotation:Neither spy nor courtesan, Mata Hari became world famous for being a dancer and performance artist.
Annotation:The Massachusetts Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter, 1990
Annotation:The U.K. Daily Mail online, by Tony Rennell. 10 August 2007
Annotation:How did the seductresses of western history love-addle men and keep them in their pockets for life? The surprising answers explode all the myths.
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Tuesday, February 25 7:30 Pat Shipman, author of Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari, will speak about the woman who was adored and lusted after, and shot as a spy in 1917. UMW Dodd Auditorium