Sex, Suffrage & the Stage

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Sex, Suffrage and the Stage: First Wave Feminism in British Theatre by Leslie Hill

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Marking the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage, Leslie Hill 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. Hill’s approachable overview 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.

Clear and concise, this is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre and Performance Studies taking courses on Women in Theatre and Performance, Staging Feminism, Early Feminist Theatre, Theatre and Suffrage, Gender and Theatre, Political Theatre and Performance Historiography. This text will also appeal to scholars, lecturers, and Literature students.

Book launch – 17 October 2018
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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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