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Stage Rights!: The Actresses’ Franchise League, Activism and Politics, 1908-58

Dr Naomi Paxton is an independent theatre researcher. Her new book, Stage Rights!, explores the work and legacy of the first feminist political theatre group of the 20th century, the Actresses’ Franchise League. The book makes a unique contribution to the history of 20th century theatre, feminist theatre, and the suffrage movement by telling the story of the League, its members and the creative interventions it made into national and international suffrage movements. 

This event will be part of the University of London’s Leading Women campaign, commemorating the 150th anniversary of women gaining admission to university study in the UK.  

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