Art, Theatre and Women's Suffrage

Art, Theatre and Women's Suffrage

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At a time when many are reluctant to adopt the label 'feminist', and when the movement towards proper female representation is almost at a standstill, this timely celebration of creativity during the suffragette campaign reminds us that women's role in the politics of the nation should not be taken for granted. From the sublime enamelled pendants of the artist Ernestine Mills to the extreme performances of the Actresses' Franchise League, this book explores the many weird and wonderful ways the suffragettes chose to publicise their cause. ART, THEATRE AND WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE invites us to marvel at the imagination, talent and sheer commitment of some quite brilliant individuals and their work. Featuring writers, artists and performers such as Cicely Hamilton, Inez Bensusan, Elizabeth Robins, Ernestine Mills, Olive Hockin, Mary Lowndes, Sylvia Pankhurst, Ellen Terry, Edith Craig and more.

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 146 x 206 x 8mm | 181.44g
  • Aurora Metro Publications
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • black and white photographs
  • 1906582084
  • 9781906582081
  • 1,173,108

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What a fabulous book. Certainly recommend it strongly when I give talks, etc. Great there's so much in it about their marketing strategies, use of visual devices, etc and the strong staging opportunities such as Emily D's funeral. They were so much before their time.' Susan Homewood, Sylvia Pankhurst Trust ... this is not a book about the gesture. It's a story of connected and concerted bravery... a compelling reminder of a fierce and quietly-neglected artistic movement. Exeunt Magazine

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About Irene Cockroft

Dr Susan Croft has done extensive research and published widely on women playwrights. Her work includes:'Classic Plays by Women' (Aurora Metro 2010); 'Votes for Women and other plays' (Aurora Metro 2009); 'She Also Wrote Plays' (Faber 2001). From 1997 to 2005 she was the Curator of Contemporary Performance at the Theatre Museum in London. Irene Cockroft is a curator, author and lecturer, specializing in the involvement of women in arts, crafts and suffrage. She is also the great niece of suffrage artist Ernestine Mills. Her writing includes: New Dawn Women - Women in The Arts & Crafts And Suffrage Movements At The Dawn of the 20th Century.

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