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Jinny Webber Book Signing
Thursday August 16, 2012
By Edhat Subscriber
Thursday August 16th at 7pm
Join Jinny Webber as she signs her new book, The Secret Player.
In The Secret Player, the protagonist Alexander Cooke, known as Sander, becomes a favorite performer
women's roles on the London stage, where only males are allowed to act. A dangerous secret: Sander
female. She is at risk of flogging or even death if her identity is discovered. A few suspect the truth,
William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth. Adding to her risks, she and he poet John Donne fall in love.
and onstage, Sander Cooke dares to challenge the status quo.
Jinny grew up in Glendale, California. During a 33 year career at Santa Barbara City College, Jinny taught
literature and writing courses including composition, creative writing, and literature from contemporary
and fiction to British and American literature surveys to Shakespeare to World Literature, Homer to
Her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, emphasized the study of
mythology and religion and literature; her dissertation The Prophetic Truth of Doris Lessing: a Study of
in Argos, 1986. An expanded chapter from that work which she delivered in 1997 at the Modern
Association is published in Spiritual Explorations in the Works of Doris Lessing, Greenwood Press, 1999.
Her theatrical experience includes playing Titania in an amateur production of Midsummer Night's
Dream in the
1980's, wearing a body suit and flowers, and in the 90's productions of As You Like It (Corin the
Taming of the Shrew (the lusty widow), somewhat more modestly dressed. For her sabbatical project in
stage-managed and served as assistant director of an all-faculty production of As You Like It at SBCC,
directed by Jim Edmundson of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Jinny lives in Santa Barbara, California and spends a portion of each year in Britain and traveling in
research, theatre, and pleasure. She belongs to Pen International, the Modern Language Association,
Writers of America, and many environmental groups.
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