Writing and Publications
Naomi Paxton. Stage Rights! The Actresses' Franchise League, Activism and Politics: 1908-1958.
Manchester: Manchester University Press. To be published in Spring 2017
Naomi Paxton, ed. The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays.
London: Methuen Drama 2013
Naomi Paxton. ‘Cicely Hamilton’ in
Jane Duffus (ed) The What The Frock book of funny women. Somerset: BCF Books, 2015.
Naomi Paxton. ‘Very much alive and kicking: the Actresses’ Franchise League from 1914-1928’ in
Maggie B. Gale, Kate Dorney (eds) Stage Women: Female Theatre Workers, Professional Practice and Agency in the Early 20th Century. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017.
Invited contribution, 7000 words.
Naomi Paxton. ‘Making an Entrance – Actresses and Parliament in the Twentieth Century’ in
Maggie Inchley, John Vice (eds) Women’s Voices in Parliament. London: Hansard, 2018.
Naomi Paxton. 'Suffrage on the Edwardian Stage' in
Krista Cowman (ed) The Routledge Companion to British Women's Suffrage. Routledge, 2019
Invited contribution, 7000 words
Naomi Paxton. ‘Actresses’ Franchise League’ for Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,
Oxford University Press, 2016 (3000 words)
Naomi Paxton. ‘Inez Bensusan’ for Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,
Oxford University Press, 2016 (1250 words)
Naomi Paxton. ‘Recoveries: Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John – ‘How The Vote Was Won”
for Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, Spokesman Books, 2017 (1000 words)
Naomi Paxton. 'What was the Suffrage Movement?' for
Trusted Source, Oxford University and The National Trust, 2017
Review of Callery, Dymphna. The Active Text: Unlocking Plays Through Physical Theatre,
London: Nick Hern Books Limited, 2015 for New Theatre Quarterly, 32:2, May 2016, p.196
Review of Gillett, J & Gutekunst, C. Voice into Acting, London: Methuen Drama 2014 for
New Theatre Quarterly, 31:3, August 2015, pp 289-290
Naomi is an interviewee in Gwenno Dafydd's book about female comics Stand Up & Sock It to Them Sister (Parthian Books, 2016)
Naomi's blog is on this website, and she has also blogged for Poor Theatres, the Society of Theatre Research New Researchers Network, Talking Humanities and the Being Human Festival. She has written theatre reviews for websites including The F Word and The LGBTQ Arts Review.