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Inez Bensusan was an Australian-born actress who played a prominent role in the Actresses' Franchise League in London. Although she wrote only three one-act plays herself, as head of the AFL Play Department she actively encouraged several British women writers and actresses to write plays or sketches for the suffrage cause. She also wrote some short stories and articles promoting women's suffrage. Her commitment to feminist causes is evident in every aspect of her career.
1871 IB was born in Sydney, Australia, one in a large family; her exact birthdate is not known. Bibliographic Citation link.
14 March 1909 IB's first play, a one-act suffrage drama entitled The Apple, had one matinee performance by the Play Actors at the Court Theatre in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 a. m., 2 April 1911 IB's play The Apple was included in a late-night programme of sketches and songs performed as part of a weekend protest against the Census, organized by the Women's Social and Political Union. Bibliographic Citation link.
About 1967 IB died at ninety-six years of age. The exact date, place, and cause of her death are unknown. Bibliographic Citation link.
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