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Evelyn Glover began her writing career by contributing several comic, polemical sketches to the suffrage cause. These one-act plays seek to demonstrate the relevance of the suffrage movement to working-class women. During the First World War one of her short plays, "A Bit of Blighty", became popular entertainment for the troops. Her only full-length drama, "Time to Wake Up", was produced in 1919. She also wrote pieces for a children's programme on BBC radio. Evelyn Glover probably wrote her memoirs (the attribution is not quite certain) in the unusual form of a desultory book mostly about photography and cats. Evelyn Glover's A Chat with Mrs. Chicky has been recently and successfully revived.
About 1874 An EG born this year at Crosby in Lancashire seems the most likely candidate for the identity of the future suffrage playwright. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 June 1911 The Actresses' Franchise League produced "Mrs. Appleyard's Awakening", a one-act play by EG in which an Anti-Suffrage Society campaigner accidentally converts her canvassee to the suffrage cause. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
20 February 1912 EG's spirited one-act suffrage play A Chat with Mrs. Chicky was performed at the Rehearsal Theatre in London, with Inez Bensusan in the title role. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1938 EG probably published Cats and My Camera, subtitled "Some Mental and Photographic Reflections", dedicated to her friend and companion 'Kam'. The text consists of anecdote and reminiscence, but gives little personal information away. Bibliographic Citation link.
The date of EG's death is not known, but her correspondence with the Society of Authors, Add MSS 63250, 3. ff. 10-71, is dated in the British Library Manuscript Catalogue 1921-1941. The National Register of Archives therefore lists her dates as F1911-1941—which merely reflects the facts that her first suffrage play, Miss Appleyard's Awakening, was produced in 1911, and that her correspondence with the Society ended in 1941. It may or may not mean that she died in 1941. Bibliographic Citation link.
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