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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays


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Introduction How the Vote Was Won by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John Lady Geraldine's Speech by Beatrice Harraden Pot and Kettle by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John Miss Appleyard's Awakening by Evelyn Glover Her Vote by H. V. Esmond The Anti-Suffragist or The Other Side by H. M. Paull The Mother's Meeting by Mrs. Harlow Phibbs Tradition by George Middleton Recommended Reading

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This anthology presents eight exciting comic pieces that arose from the the Suffrage Movement. Terrific for performance, it provides a variety of strong female parts, while also offering invaluable sources from the period, bringing history to life.

About the Author

Naomi Paxton is an actress, writer and researcher. She trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has performed professionally in the West End and on tour in the UK and internationally. She is currently a PhD student in the Drama Department of the University of Manchester, UK.


The book is a testament to the talent, tenacity and passion of those women artists who so ardently pushed the Votes for Women agenda. -- Kate Kerrow * For Books' Sake *
A fine collection of eight plays of different genres created by members of the Actresses Franchise League (1909-1913), which are clever and often very comic. These unjustly neglected plays recall the passion and bravery of that remarkable political struggle. * The Lady *

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