Standard Name: Hamilton, Cicely
Birth Name: Cicely Mary Hammill
Pseudonym: Cicely Hamilton
CH 's early twentieth-century plays, novels, feminist prose, and travel writing are firmly rooted in her politics, and demonstrate her skill as political satirist. As a propagandist her method is often to take the views of the other side and render them ridiculous. Her earlier writings reflect her commitment to women's suffrage and economic independence, while her later work focuses primarily on war.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Friends, Associates||Edith Craig|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda||
Margaret Haig Thomas (later MHVR ) was influenced by the political ideas of John Stuart Mill 's The Subjection of Women (1869), Cicely Hamilton 's Marriage as a Trade (1909), and Olive Schreiner 's Woman and Labour (1911).
Eoff, Shirley. Viscountess Rhondda: Equalitarian Feminist. Ohio State University Press, 1991.
|Literary Setting||Elizabeth Baker||
Miss Tassey, set in a shop dormitory, addresses the limitations of the living-in system for female employees, a subject also taken up in Cicely Hamilton 's recent play Diana of Dobson's, 1908. Baker's...
These plays, written by amateur and professional writers, were made available for performance at public events in support of women's suffrage. Bensusan encouraged writers to produce plays dealing with a range of women's issues such...
Organisers chose to present two feminist plays by men, Woman on Her Own by Eugène Brieux , translated by Charlotte Shaw (Bernard Shaw 's wife), and A Gauntlet by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson .
Hirshfield, Claire. “The Woman’s Theatre in England: 1913-1918”. Theatre History Studies, pp. 123 - 37.
In June 1921, they moved the Fellowship Services to the Guildhouse, Eccleston Square, where MR continued to preach until she resigned in December 1936. She resigned because, she said, I have to choose; and...
The Pioneer Players produced Christopher St John 's The First Actress and Cicely Hamilton 's Jack and Jill and a Friend at their first matinee. Both plays deal with the the artistic establishment's exclusion of...
|Occupation||Christopher St John|
|Occupation||Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda|
|Performance of text||Ethel Smyth||
ES first performed her anthem The March of the Women (written for the WSPU , with words by Cicely Hamilton ); she dedicated it to Emmeline Pankhurst .
Marcus, Jane, editor. “Introduction / Appendix”. Suffrage and the Pankhursts, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987, pp. 1 - 17, 306.
Sadie, Julie Anne, and Rhian Samuel, editors. The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Macmillan, 1994.
|Performance of text||Christopher St John||
CSJ and Cicely Hamilton 's How the Vote Was Won, the most successful of the Edwardian suffrage plays, was first performed at the Royalty Theatre , London.
Hamilton, Cicely, and Christopher St John. How the Vote Was Won. Dramatic Publishing Company, 1910.
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
|Performance of text||Evelyn Glover||
The play's vivid characters and snappy dialogue, alongside its minimal staging requirements, made it one of the most popular plays in the AFL's suffrage repertoire.
That year, the Connoisseurs theatre group mounted a production...
Holledge, Julie. Innocent Flowers: Women in the Edwardian Theatre. Virago, 1981.
|Performance of text||Christopher St John|
14 May 1920
Time and Tide began publication, offering a feminist approach to literature, politics, and the arts: Naomi Mitchison called it the first avowedly feminist literary journal with any class, in some ways ahead of its time.
Mitchison, Naomi. You May Well Ask: A Memoir 1920-1940. Gollancz, 1979.