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september 2016

national theatre london

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fires modern

martin firrell


THE
STRAND
THEATRE

WEARING
WOMEN'S
CLOTHES

COURT
FAILS TO
PROVE

THIS IS IN
ANY WAY
A CRIME.


1909

MARION
WALLACE
DUNLOP

FIRST
HUNGER
STRIKER

OF THE
WOMEN'S
MOVEMENT

INSISTS
ON HER
STATUS

AS A
POLITICAL
PRISONER

BY
REFUSING
FOOD.


1910

MARY
JANE
CLARKE

FORCE-FED IN
HOLLOWAY
PRISON

BECOMES
THE FIRST
WOMAN

TO DIE FOR
THE RIGHT
TO VOTE

EIGHT
YEARS
LATER

WOMEN
VOTE.


1936

FASCIST
BLACK
SHIRTS

PLAN TO
MARCH
THROUGH

JEWISH
EAST END
OF LONDON

TEN
THOUSAND
EAST ENDERS

BLOCK
STREET IN
DEFIANCE

FASCISM
FAILS IN
BRITAIN.


1940

CLINICS
OPEN IN
LONDON

TO TREAT
BLITZ
SHOCK

CLINICS
CLOSE

DUE TO
LACK OF
DEMAND.

 


1666

THE
LORD
MAYOR

ASSURES
LONDON

THE GREAT
FIRE IS NO
THREAT

A WOMAN
COULD PISS
IT OUT. 


1789

OLAUDAH
EQUIANO

DESCRIBES
SCRUBBING
HIS FACE

TRYING TO
CHANGE
ITS COLOUR

EQUIANO'S
PERSONAL
ACCOUNT

OF THE
SHAME OF
SLAVERY

SHAMES
LONDON.


1831

MARY
PRINCE

FIRST
BLACK
WOMAN

PUBLISHED
IN BRITAIN
WRITES:

THIS IS
SLAVERY

KNOW
THE
TRUTH

TWO
YEARS
LATER

SLAVERY
IS
ABOLISHED.


1835

JAMES
PRATT &
JOHN SMITH

ARE THE
LAST MEN

HANGED
FOR BEING
GAY

THE ONLY
'CRIME'
WHERE

NO INJURY
IS DONE TO
ANOTHER.


1871

THOMAS
BOULTON &
FRED PARK

AKA
FANNY
& STELLA

THEATRICAL
DOUBLE
ACT

ARE
ARRESTED
LEAVING



national theatre london

1945

BARBARA
CASTLE

IS
REQUIRED
TO MARRY

AS A
CONDITION
OF BEING

SELECTED
AS AN MP

CASTLE
WILL BE
APPOINTED

MINISTER
FOR
TRANSPORT

THOUGH
SHE DOES
NOT DRIVE.


1955

RUTH
ELLIS

NIGHT
CLUB
HOSTESS

IS THE LAST
WOMEN
HANGED

50,000
SIGN A
PETITION

CALLING
FOR
CLEMENCY

TEN
YEARS
LATER

HANGING
IS
ABOLISHED.


1968

THE
THEATRE
ACT

FREES
ENGLISH
THEATRES

FROM
CENSORSHIP

THE
NEXT
DAY

AMERICAN
HIPPY
MUSICAL

HAIR
OPENS

WITH
NUDITY

AND
ANTI-WAR
MESSAGES

HAIR RUNS
FOR 1,997
PERFORMANCES.


1978

ALTAB
ALI

A YOUNG
BENGALI
MECHANIC

IS
STABBED
TO DEATH

IN A
RACIST
ATTACK

 

september 2016

fires modern

martin firrell

20 videos
141 images
text