Book launch – Sex, Suffrage & the Stage

News 10 October 2018

Sex, Suffrage & the Stage book launch
Wednesday 17 October 2018, 5–6.30pm
University of Roehampton, London
Drama, Theatre and Performance, Theatre Studio (Jubilee Building)
Event info

Marking the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage, Leslie Hill’s new book Sex, Suffrage & the Stage provides a fascinating survey of the history of first wave feminism in British theatre, from the London premiere of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in 1889 through the militant suffrage movement. The book explores some of the pivotal ways in which theatre makers both engaged with and influenced feminist discourse on topics such as sexual agency, reproductive rights, marriage equality, financial independence and suffrage.
About the book

Sex, Suffrage and the Stage: First Wave Feminism in British Theatre
By Leslie Hill
Published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018
Available from Macmillan and Amazon – £22.99
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Sex, Suffrage and the Stage: First Wave Feminism in British Theatre by Leslie Hill - book cover
Sex, Suffrage and the Stage: First Wave Feminism in British Theatre by Leslie Hill