Category Archives: Agit-prop happenings

Susan Croft on feminist theatre in the 1970s

In December of last year I met up with Susan Croft, the co-curator of Unfinished Histories, a hugely inspirational project that documents the history of alternative theatre from the 1960s to the 1980s. In the below audio clip Susan talks … Continue reading

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Sistershow article

In December 2010, ‘Sistershow (1973-1974) and the Queering of Feminism’ was published in Women: A Cultural Review. It is an article that I wrote with Red Chidgey and is part of a special issue on Rethinking the History of Feminism … Continue reading

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Sistershow: punk theatre

This amazing image was donated to the Sistershow archive by Philomena Chandler. In her oral history conducted in October 2010 she stated: ‘We were theatrical punk, but the punk movement hadn’t happened then. We were anti establishment and very rebellious … Continue reading

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Pat VT West and Jackie Thrupp: Gender Troubling the WLM

One of the classic clichés of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s is that it had a very narrow idea of women’s roles and identities. In academic parlance this is described as ‘essentialism’, a discourse which can lead to … Continue reading

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