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Mabel Constanduros: Different Voices, Voicing Difference

Bush-Bailey, Gilli (2019) Mabel Constanduros: Different Voices, Voicing Difference. In: Stage Women 1900-50 Female Theatre Workers and Professional Practice. Women in Theatre and Performance . Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 262-285. ISBN 9781526100702

Abstract

A pioneer of early radio broadcast, Mabel Constanduros wrote and performed numerous sketches, plays and adaptations but known best for her creation of BBC long-running serial The Buggins Family. This chapter considers Constanduros work and her efforts to keep financial and artistic control of her work while maintaining the respectability of a middle-class mother in the pre and post-war years. Trained by Elsie Fogerty at Central, Constanduros found her voice as both an uncompromising professional and well-loved popular performer.

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