Art, Theatre and Women’s Suffrage

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Art, Theatre and Women’s Suffrage

ISBN 9781906582081
PB | 128 pages
July 2010

Art, Theatre and Women’s Suffrage

by Irene Cockroft and Susan Croft


About the book

An exploration of the creative explosion that occurred when the campaign for the vote brought together the talents of so many female writers and artists at the start of the 20th century. An overview of the artists, designers, writers and actors involved in the long campaign for women's suffrage. This book was published to coincide with a major exhibition on the Suffragettes in 2010 (see more here). Writers and artists included: Cicely Hamilton, Chris St. John, Inez Bensusan, Elizabeth Robins, Ernestine Mills, Pamela Colman Smith, Mary Lowndes, Emily Ford and Sylvia Pankhurst.

About the authors

Irene Cockroft Is an independent exhibition curator, author and lecturer specializing in the story of women's involvement in the late 19th and early 20th Century Arts & Crafts and Suffrage movements. Irene is the great-niece of suffrage artist and enameller Ernestine Mills (1871-1959). She represents a direct link with the Women's Suffrage campaign. Her writing includes: New Dawn Women - Women In The Arts & Crafts And Suffrage Movements At The Dawn Of The 20th Century; Watts Gallery 2005. Dr Susan Croft Dr Susan Croft has done extensive... research and published widely on women playwrights. Her work includes: Classic Plays by Women (Aurora Metro 2010); Votes for Women and other plays (Aurora Metro 2009) and She Also Wrote Plays (Faber 2001). From 1997 to 2005 she was the Curator of Contemporary Performance at the Theatre Museum in London.

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