Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Suffrage Dramas--as in the Theatre

By the twentieth century, suffrage was a topic that was illustrated in dramas.  One of the most famous plays was by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (author of The Yellow Wallpaper) who wrote the play Three Women and Something to Vote For.

Here is an article from my own hometown about a different play that was produced here in 1917:

What do you notice about this article?  
I noticed that the emphasis was on the male actors and not the idea of suffrage....

1 comment:

  1. Evidently the reviewer didn't get the main idea! But doesn't it sound just like a typical play of the time - with the swindlers/con men doing their thing?