How the Vote Was Won. Produced for the First Time at the Royalty Theatre, London, April 13, 1909

TitleHow the Vote Was Won. Produced for the First Time at the Royalty Theatre, London, April 13, 1909
Year for Search1910
AuthorsHamilton, Cicely [Mary](1875-1952), and [Marshall], [Christabel](ca. 1875-1960)
Tertiary AuthorsSt. John, Christopher [pseud.]
Date Published1910
PublisherEdith Craig
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Successful general strike of all women who do not have the means to support themselves. Those who are refused support by their male relatives (most of them) go on relief.

Additional Publishers

U.S. ed. as How the Vote Was Won. A Play on One Act. Chicago, IL: Dramatic Publishing Company, 1910. Rpt. in How the Vote Was Won and Other Suffragette Plays (London: Methuen, 1985), 23-33, with production notes by Carole Hayman (19-21); and in The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays. Ed. Naomi Paxton (London: Methuen, 2013), 1-28. The play is best known in this version, but it originated as “How the Vote Was Won (Some Short Extracts from Prof. Dryasdust’s Political History of the Twentieth Century published in the Year 2007 A.D.).” By Cicely [Mary] Hamilton. Woman’s Franchise, no. 20 (November 14, 1907): 227-28, which was published separately as How the Vote Was Won (Some short Extracts from Prof. Dryasdust’s ‘Political History of the Twentieth Century,’ published in the year 2008 A.D.). [London]: Women’s Writers’ Suffrage League, [1908]. 

Info Notes

The play was first produced at the Royalty Theatre, London, April 13, 1909.

Title Note

"Some Short Extracts from Prof. Dryasdust's Political History of the 20th Century."

Pseudonym

Christopher St. John [pseud. of Marshall]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female authors. Hamilton (1875-1952) was born Cicely Mary Hammill but changed her name. Marshall (ca. 1875-1960).

Full Text

1908 Hamilton, Cicely [Mary] (1875-1952) and [Christabel Marshall] (ca. 1875-1960). How the Vote Was Won. Produced for the First Time at the Royalty Theatre, London, April 13, 1909. By Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St. John [pseud.]. London: Edith Craig, 1910. U.S. ed. as How the Vote Was Won. A Play on One Act. Chicago, IL: Dramatic Publishing Company, 1910. Rpt. in How the Vote Was Won and Other Suffragette Plays (London: Methuen, 1985), 23-33, with production notes by Carole Hayman (19-21); and in The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays. Ed. Naomi Paxton (London: Methuen, 2013), 1-28. The play is best known in this version, but it originated as “How the Vote Was Won (Some Short Extracts from Prof. Dryasdust’s Political History of the Twentieth Century published in the Year 2007 A.D.).” By Cicely [Mary] Hamilton. Woman’s Franchise, no. 20 (November 14, 1907): 227-28, which was published separately as How the Vote Was Won (Some short Extracts from Prof. Dryasdust’s ‘Political History of the Twentieth Century,’ published in the year 2008 A.D.). [London]: Women’s Writers’ Suffrage League, [1908]. Hamilton was born Cicely Mary Hammill but changed her name. The play was first produced at the Royalty Theatre, London, April 13, 1909. L, NcD, NN, PSt

Successful general strike of all women who do not have the means to support themselves. Those who are refused support by their male relatives (most of them) go on relief. Female author.