Votes for Women and Other Plays

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Susan Croft
Aurora Metro Press, 2009 - Drama - 255 pages

An important new student source book for colleges, universities, and libraries, this is an anthology of the best short plays by female dramatists concerning woman suffrage. Launched in conjunction with Classic Plays by Women.

The astonishing women involved in the Actresses Franchise League set up their own theatre companies and engaged with the battle for the vote by writing and performing campaigning plays all over the country. They launched themselves onto the political stage with their satirical plays, sketches and monologues whilst at the same time challenging the staid conventions of the Edwardian Theatre of the day. The legacy of their inspiring work to change both theatre and society has survived in the political theatre, agit-prop and verbatim theatre we know today.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Votes for Women 1907
23
A Change of Tenant 1908
109

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About the author (2009)

Dr Susan Croft has done extensive research and published widely on women playwrights. Her work includes 'She Also Wrote Plays' (Faber 2001). From 1997 to 2005 she was the Curator of Contemporary Performance at the Theatre Museum in London.

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