About Blue Stockings
A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage.
1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.
In Jessica Swale's debut play, Blue Stockings, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education.
Blue Stockings received its professional premiere at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in August 2013, directed by John Dove.
How to buy the book
**to avoid disappointment, we recommend not purchasing a book until your place on the session has been confirmed**
We are delighted to be working with Bookends, Keswick's independent bookshop, who have kindly agreed to order paperback copies for participants for £9.99. These can be delivered by Bookends to your door (free delivery in Keswick and surrounding area Tuesdays and Fridays and £2 postage for under £20) or alternatively you can collect in-store.
To order your copy please contact Bookends on 017687 75277 or email@example.com
They have copies in stock but will put in an order if they sell out, so please make sure you contact them by 9 August at the latest.
Alternatively you can purchase an e-book directly from the publisher here.