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The Resource A stage of their own : feminist playwrights of the suffrage era, Sheila Stowell

A stage of their own : feminist playwrights of the suffrage era, Sheila Stowell

Label
A stage of their own : feminist playwrights of the suffrage era
Title
A stage of their own
Title remainder
feminist playwrights of the suffrage era
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Stowell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A stage of their own reclaims for a contemporary audience a formidable body of lost feminist drama. Its starting point is the cultural crisis of the Edwardian age, and the revitalisation of the suffrage cause." "The founding of the Actresses' Franchise League and the Women Writers' Suffrage League are seen as instrumental in providing committed feminists with access to the public forum of theatre." "The suffrage cause was directly enlisted in a wide variety of pageants, duologues, and one-act plays as well as in a series of critically acclaimed full length dramas by such playwrights as Elizabeth Robins, Cicely Hamilton and Elizabeth Baker. Taken together, the "agit-prop" theatre of the suffrage cause and the era's more broadly based feminist drama represent an organised, coherent programme of women's playmaking that attempted to wrest from men the business of defining women. The result was a series of remarkable plays that asked audiences to think not only about the subjects of feminist debate, but the very aesthetic structures to which they had grown habituated."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stowell, Sheila
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Feminism and literature
  • American drama
  • American drama
  • English drama
  • Women and literature
  • Feminism and theater
  • Feminist drama, English
  • Women's rights in literature
  • Suffragists in literature
  • Suffrage in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminism and theater
Label
A stage of their own : feminist playwrights of the suffrage era, Sheila Stowell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elizabeth Robins -- Suffrage drama -- Cicely Hamilton -- Elizabeth Baker -- Githa Sowerby
Control code
24871252
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780472103348
Lccn
91042072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1424374
Label
A stage of their own : feminist playwrights of the suffrage era, Sheila Stowell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elizabeth Robins -- Suffrage drama -- Cicely Hamilton -- Elizabeth Baker -- Githa Sowerby
Control code
24871252
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780472103348
Lccn
91042072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1424374

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