Elizabeth Baker

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Elizabeth Baker 's drama often deals with feminist and economic issues facing struggling middle-class families. Her casts of characters include feisty, independent young women seeking emancipation and sympathetic men burdened with supporting a family on a limited income. Her plays were performed at several important venues during the early twentieth century, including the Court Theatre in London, the Gaiety Theatre in Manchester, and BirminghamRepertory Theatre .

Milestones

1876
EB was born in London.
Weiss, Rudolf. “Versions of Emancipation: The Dramatic World of Elizabeth Baker”. Sprachkunst, No. 2, pp. 305 - 16.
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Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976. Gale Research, 1978.
18 April 1909
EB 's first play, Chains, had a single matinée performance at the Court Theatre in London.
Weiss, Rudolf. “Versions of Emancipation: The Dramatic World of Elizabeth Baker”. Sprachkunst, No. 2, pp. 305 - 16.
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Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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14 February 1932
EB 's last known work, a one-act play entitled One of the Spicers, was performed by the Green Room Rags at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End.
Weiss, Rudolf. “Versions of Emancipation: The Dramatic World of Elizabeth Baker”. Sprachkunst, No. 2, pp. 305 - 16.
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Baker, Elizabeth. One of the Spicers. Gowans and Gray, 1933.
prelims
8 March 1962
EB died at the age of eighty-six.
Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976. Gale Research, 1978.
Weiss, Rudolf. “Versions of Emancipation: The Dramatic World of Elizabeth Baker”. Sprachkunst, No. 2, pp. 305 - 16.
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Biography

Birth and Family

1876
EB was born in London.
Weiss, Rudolf. “Versions of Emancipation: The Dramatic World of Elizabeth Baker”. Sprachkunst, No. 2, pp. 305 - 16.
306
Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976. Gale Research, 1978.