Actresses and activists: staging the struggle for Women's Suffrage in theatres and on the streets

28 November 2018 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Dr Sos Eltis, Brasenose College


Janet Walwyn | | 01865 287156


This lecture will look at how performance became a key tool in women's campaign for the vote, and how it enabled activists to engage the public in innovative ways that other suffrage writings could not.

Theatre was at the heart of the women's suffrage campaign, from three-act plays of seduction and political intrigue, to comic sketches, dialogues, pageants and pastiches. Women took command of the stage to re-write familiar plots, challenge assumptions, inspire and discomfort audiences in theatres and on the streets.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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