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Sex, suffrage and the stage : first-wave feminism in British theatre

Author: Leslie Hill
Publisher: [London] : Palgrave, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Hill
ISBN: 1137509228 9781137509222 113750921X 9781137509215
OCLC Number: 1022669707
Description: xxvi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The angel in the house and the fallen women --
The new woman --
Odd women --
Motherhood : the double bind --
Votes for women.
Responsibility: 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."-- From Amazon.

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