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Stage rights! – The Actresses' Franchise League, activism and politics 1908-58 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Stage rights!: The Actresses' Franchise League, activism and politics 1908-58

Naomi Paxton


This book provides the first detailed account of the work of the Actresses' Franchise League, taking the story of the organisation further than ever before. Formulated as a historiographically innovative critical biography of the League over the fifty years of the organisation’s activities, this book invites a total reassessment of the League within both 20th Century industry networks and accepted narratives of the development of political theatre in the UK. Making a genuine contribution to both theatre and suffrage histories, this book looks in detail at the performative propaganda of the suf ... More

Keywords: Suffrage, Actresses' Franchise League, Theatre, Activism, Feminist, Votes for Women, Political Theatre, Networks, Narratives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526114785
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526114785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Paxton, author
independent theatre researcher

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