Staging Suffrage: The Queer Performances of Early 20th Century Feminism - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

15 November 2018 15 November 2018

When: 15 November 2018
Where: RAMM
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Cost: N/A
Suitable for: Any age

In 1909, as the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain became increasingly militant, dramatist Cicely Hamilton wrote The Pageant of Great Women to help spread the feminist message. The spectacular play was subsequently performed under the direction of bisexual theatre-maker Edith Craig. Actors included Craig’s partner, the Exeter-born lesbian and genderqueer author Christopher St John. Through performed readings, this event will allow visitors to meet some of the ‘great women’ of history originally brought to life by suffrage activists in the early twentieth century.

The event is led by Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter).

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