Monstrous Regiment

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Fictionalization Florence Nightingale
In 1984 the feminist theatre group Monstrous Regiment celebrated the life of FN in a play devised by Chris Bowler and entitled Enslaved by Dreams.
Hanna, Gillian, editor. Monstrous Regiment. Four Plays and a Collective Celebration. Nick Hern Books, 1991.
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In Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend...
Intertextuality and Influence Caryl Churchill
CC chose the subject in consultation with Monstrous Regiment , whose members she had met after a pro-abortion march and to whom she mentioned her hoard of witchcraft material amassed while working on Light Shining...
Occupation Caryl Churchill
Two other theatre groups that profoundly influenced her career were the socialist-feminist Monstrous Regiment and the fringe collective Joint Stock , both of whom she began working with in 1976.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge, 1989.
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From this...
Occupation Alison Fell
As both a sculptor and a writer, AFgot involved in the beginnings of an innovative, radical theatre group, Welfare State , in 1968, the year it was founded.
Fell, Alison. “Rebel with a Cause”. Truth, Dare or Promise: Girls Growing Up in the Fifties, edited by Liz Heron, Virago, 1985, pp. 11 -25.
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The following year she discovered...
Occupation Bryony Lavery
Another group she founded was the four-woman Female Trouble of 1981-2, for the performance of unscripted reviews. She has written and acted for many other groups, including Monstrous Regiment , Dramatrix , Theatre Centre (founded...
Performance of text Caryl Churchill
Vinegar Tom, CC 's play about witches with no witches in it,
Churchill, Caryl. Plays: One. Methuen, 1985.
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written for the feminist theatre group Monstrous Regiment , opened at the Humberside Theatre in Hull.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Performance of text Michelene Wandor
The feminist theatre group Monstrous Regiment performed Floorshow, a cabaret about women and work by MW , Caryl Churchill , and Bryony Lavery .
Michelene Wandor.
Performance of text Caryl Churchill
CC 's collaboration with Monstrous Regiment continued through the summer of 1977, when she participated in their cabaret Floorshow, along with Michelene Wandor and Bryony Lavery .
Churchill, Caryl. Plays: One. Methuen, 1985.
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Performance of text Claire Luckham
The feminist theatre troupe Monstrous Regiment launched its first season with Scum: Death, Destruction and Dirty Washing, a play collaboratively written by CL , her husband, Chris Bond , and the company.
Hanna, Gillian, editor. Monstrous Regiment. Four Plays and a Collective Celebration. Nick Hern Books, 1991.
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Llewellyn-Jones, Margaret. “Claiming a Space: 1969-78”. British and Irish Women Dramatists Since 1958: A Critical Handbook, edited by Trevor Griffiths and Margaret Llewellyn-Jones, Open University Press, 1993, pp. 26 -46.
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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.
politics Caryl Churchill
CC is a feminist in her life as well as in her writings. She first met the members of the Monstrous Regiment on a demonstration in support of the National Abortion Campaign .
Hanna, Gillian, editor. Monstrous Regiment. Four Plays and a Collective Celebration. Nick Hern Books, 1991.
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Author summary Claire Luckham
Claire Luckham's career as a playwright was launched in 1976, when the feminist theatre group Monstrous Regiment selected Scum (a play on which she and her husband collaborated) to open their first season. Her plays...
Author summary Bryony Lavery
In a career spanning nearly forty years of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, the highly prolific BL has seen over sixty of her plays and other entertainments staged, mostly in London. She has...
Reception Bryony Lavery
It proved one of Monstrous Regiment 's greatest successes, drawing capacity audiences. At the Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow they had to open the gallery to increase the seating.
Hanna, Gillian, editor. Monstrous Regiment. Four Plays and a Collective Celebration. Nick Hern Books, 1991.
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Textual Features Bryony Lavery
Floorshow was a deliberate move into the male area of cabaret (more innovative at that time than might be realised today).
Hanna, Gillian, editor. Monstrous Regiment. Four Plays and a Collective Celebration. Nick Hern Books, 1991.
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Time Gentlemen Please set out to handle the tricky topics of sex and...
Textual Production Rose Tremain
In 1981 the feminist theatre company Monstrous Regiment toured with a play, Yoga Class, which they had commissioned from RT .

Timeline

14 August 1975
The Monstrous Regiment Theatre Company was founded in London by female and male performers, many of whom had already worked with the Women's Street Theatre Company or the Women's Theatre Company .
January 1976
The Monstrous Regiment theatre company pointed out in a grant application that the annual average earnings for members of Equity (the British performers' union) were £1031 and £538 according to gender.
1982
This year two works of Melissa Murray were performed: The Admission, an apparently unpublished radio play, and The Execution, a play produced by Monstrous Regiment .