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Female Transport

Female Transport
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Code: PSFLN-20360
Author: Steve Gooch
ISBN/EAN: 9780573691850

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4m, 6f.

  • This stark, hard hitting drama is an account of the political education of six women convicted of petty crimes in 19th century London and sentence to be transported to a life of hard labor in Britain's overseas penal colony (present day Australia).
  • During the six month voyage they are kept in a cramped cell below deck where they learn certain truths about society.
  • Foremost among these is they have been condemned due to the bias of a male dominated class system, represented in the play by the crew of the prison ship.
  • Their consciousness raising is powerfully and sympathetically portrayed; at the end of their journey they have grown into a unified bunch of hardened fighters.

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