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feminist theatre, UK 

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

Though significantly preceded by the *Ibsen and the suffragist movements at the turn of the twentieth century, feminist theatre in the UK developed more fully in the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement, using performance as a means of protest. Demonstrations against female discrimination and sexism in the late 1960s and early 1970s used performance as a means of protest. Feminist theatre had two main objectives: to raise consciousness of the social and political issues which concerned women and to improve the conditions of women working in the theatre. Taking the slogan ‘The personal is political’ as central, it aimed to educate ... ...

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