She Stopes to Conquer

Joan Smith, writing in the February 2020 edition of the Literary Review:

It’s a surprise to discover that [Marie] Stopes was an enthusiastic playwright and even had a play, bizarrely entitled Our Ostriches, performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1923. […] Another Stopes script drew a sharp rejoinder from George Bernard Shaw: ‘Short of rewriting this play, I can do no more with it than cut 20 pages just to shew you how you should cut the rest,’ he told her.


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