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Snatches - Vicky Featherstone

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Title
Snatches - moments from 100 years of women's lives
Author
Vicky Featherstone
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Nick Hern Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20180706

A young actress meets a powerfulfilm producer in his hotel suite. Arevolutionary leads an attack on acolonial club in India. A bereavedmother defends herself againstcharges of infanticide.

Snatches: Moments from 100 Years ofWomen's Lives documents, remembersand bears witness to a century ofstruggle for progress and equality forwomen in the United Kingdom.

Moving, funny, tragic andempowering, these eight monologuesaddress the constant efforts of womento carve out their rights both indomestic and public spheres - fromthe criminalisation of marital rape tothe first Reclaim the Night march -proclaiming a history of perseveranceand resilience shown by women's rightsactivists in this country.

Curated by Royal Court ArtisticDirector, Vicky Featherstone, themonologues for Snatches werecommissioned to mark the centenaryof women's suffrage in the UnitedKingdom. They were broadcast onBBC Four in 2018, directed by VanessaCaswill, Vicky Featherstone andRachna Suri, and starring JodieComer, Siobhan Finneran, RomolaGarai, Shirley Henderson, Liv Hill,Corinne Skinner-Carter, Kiran SoniaSawar and Antonia Thomas.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Monologues, English.|Women - Social conditions - Drama.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
xxv, 81

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