Visual Images of Marguerite de Roberval:
This image was found at the McCord Museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It can be used as a conversation starter in class given that it portrays Marguerite de Roberval as a strong woman, but also has her declaring, “J’ai besoin d’un homme”. The image can definitely spark a lively discussion.
This image was found at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Québec. Students can discuss the commonalities between this visual representation and the various narratives.
A link to the woodcut of Marguerite de Roberval marooned on the island as depicted in Thevet’s Cosmographie Universelle:
These are photos from the Alumnae Theatre of Toronto’s production of Shirley Barrie’s play, I am Marguerite (Photos by Bruce Peters):
A cartoon by the costume designer of the production, Peter DeFreitas: