Pioneer Players

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Family and Intimate relationships Christopher St John
Atwood, who had been exhibiting her paintings since 1893, trained at the Slade School and was a member of the New English Art Club . During World War I she was one of the few...
Occupation Edith Craig
In May 2011 a conference was held at the University of Hull to mark the centenary of the Pioneer Players .
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
Occupation Christopher St John
CSJ , as well as writing and acting for the Pioneer Players , sat on their committees and served as honorary secretary, 1915-20. Her stage roles for the Players included one in Edith Craig's production...
Occupation Edith Craig
EC founded the Pioneer Players , a women's theatre company comprised of amateurs and professionals, as a result of her work on Cicely Hamilton 's A Pageant of Great Women.
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
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Occupation Edith Craig
At the Ninth Annual General Meeting of The Pioneer Players (founded by EC ), members voted to dissolve the society because of financial problems and lack of support.
Melville, Joy. Ellen and Edy. Pandora, 1987.
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Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
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Occupation Edith Craig
EC 's Pioneer Players company was revived to perform Susan Glaspell 's The Verge at London's Regent Theatre .
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
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Performance of text Cicely Hamilton
Jack and Jill and a Friend, CH 's comic drama about the difficulties of being a woman writer, was performed by the Pioneer Players at the Kingsway Theatre in London, directed by Edith Craig .
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
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Whitelaw, Lis. The Life and Rebellious Times of Cicely Hamilton. Women’s Press, 1990.
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Performance of text Cicely Hamilton
Later that year it toured provincial suffrage societies for the Actresses' Franchise League , under the direction of Edith Craig . It eventually became a staple piece for Craig's Pioneer Players .
Performance of text Constance Holme
CH 's dialect play The Home of Vision (one of her only two dramatic pieces to be performed in London over the course of her career) was acted by Edith Craig 's Pioneer Players .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Performance of text Edith Lyttelton
EL 's The Thumbscrew, a tragic one-act play condemning sweated labour, was first performed by the Pioneer Players at the Little Theatre in London.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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Cockin, Katharine, and Jo Campling. Women and Theatre in the Age of Suffrage: the Pioneer Players 1911-1925. Palgrave, 2001.
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Performance of text Edith Lyttelton
Edith Craig 's Pioneer Players mounted a production of Two Pierrots, EL 's adaptation of Rostand 's play Les deux Pierrots (which has been described as a curtain-raiser), at London's Little Theatre .
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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Performance of text Christopher St John
The Theatre of the Soul, a translation by Marie Potapenko and CSJ of Nikolai Evreinov 's expressionist play V kulisakh dushi, was first performed by the Pioneer Players at the Little Theatre , London.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
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Performance of text Christopher St John
M. V. Salvage and CSJ 's collaborative adaptation The Rising Sun by Herman Heijermans was first performed by the Pioneer Players at the Lyric Theatre , Hammersmith.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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Performance of text Christopher St John
CSJ 's adaptation/translation The Children's Carnival (from Carnaval des enfants by St Georges de Bouhelier ) was first performed by the Pioneer Players at the Kingsway Theatre , London.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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Performance of text Christopher St John
CSJ 's one-act play The First Actress made part of the inaugural performance (Kingsway Theatre , London) of the newly founded Pioneer Players .
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
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Timeline

June 1911
Ellen Terry lectured on the topic of Shakespeare 's Triumphant Women, under the auspices of the Pioneer Players .