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Very successful when first performed in London in 1908, Diana of Dobson's introduces its audience to the overworked and underpaid female assistants at Dobson's Drapery Emporium, whose only alternative to their dead-end jobs is the unlikely prospect of marriage. Although Cicely Hamilton calls the play "a romantic comedy," like George Bernard Shaw she also criticizes a socia ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published March 17th 2003 by Broadview Press (first published March 14th 2003)
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An important message about women's independence and place in society in relation to the clash between classes delivered with wit and humour. Diana of Dobson's is extremely intelligent and fun to read (and I'm sure it was fantastic to watch); it's extremely annoying that Hamilton's work was suppressed for so long --a tragic and too common story for women writers.
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Cicely Mary Hamilton (born Hammill), was an English author and co-founder of the Women Writers' Suffrage League.

She is best remembered for her plays which often included feminist themes. Hamilton's World War I novel "William - An Englishman" was reprinted by Persephone Books in 1999.

She was a friend of EM Delafield and was portrayed as Emma Hay in "A Provincial Lady Goes Further."
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