Naomi Paxton on the international movement for a women's theatre from the 1890s to the start of WWI. She asks how their ideas may have changed the way theatre is experienced today.
Women's Theatre Week in London in December 1913 marked the beginning of a project that the Actresses' Franchise League hoped would change their industry for the better. Naomi Paxton from the University of Manchester explores the international movement for a Women's Theatre from the 1890s to the start of the First World War, and considers how their ideas may have changed how theatre is experienced today.
Recorded in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead.
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Producer: Fiona McLeaned.