Looking Back: Suffragette Drama

Looking Back: Suffragette Drama

Breaking the Fifth Wall is a festival celebrating women in theatre, run by the Oxford University Drama Officer in association with the Oxford Playhouse, deliberately coordinating with the centenary of women first getting the vote in Britain.

In this, the first of our two events designed to cross over the academic and practical sides of women in theatre, Dr Sos Eltis will be in conversation with Phd candidate Kitty Gurnos-Davis, discussing how the suffragettes used theatre to further their political aims.

As part of this event, there will also be a short performance of suffrage drama from students at the University of Oxford. Dr Sos Eltis is Fellow and Tutor in English at Brasenose College, Oxford. She is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century specialist, with a special interest in theatre. As of 2017 she is also Vice-Principal of the College. She was the Senior Member of OUDS for many years, and sits on the Oxford Playhouse board.

Duration: 1 hour with no interval

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