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Staging Suffrage: Queer Feminist Performance
November 15, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Through performed readings, this event will allow participants to meet some of the ‘great women’ of history originally brought to life by suffrage activists in the early 20th century. In 1909, as the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain became increasingly militant, dramatist Cicely Hamilton wrote A Pageant of Great Women to help spread the feminist message. The spectacular play was subsequently performed under the direction of bisexual theatremaker Edith Craig. Actors included Craig’s partner, the Exeter-born lesbian and genderqueer author Christopher St John. Come along for an opportunity to learn more about the play and explore the connections between the fight for suffrage and LGBTQ+ history. Debate what feminist activism and history mean to us today and engage creatively with these issues. The event is led by Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter).
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