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On the technical side, women remain in the minority, a combination of prejudice against them, and a hesitancy on the part of women themselves. The ‘servicing’ areas in which women dominate bear an interesting relationship to both the functions of publicity and actress—indicating that attitudes to women in the various theatre skills are closely related to the function of women in the sexual imagery of our culture. This sexual imagery is seen at its most explicit, and at its most attractive, often, in advertising imagery, both televisual and magazine.
The mid-1970s expansion of alternative theatre groups and companies was under attack from 1975, when moves within the Arts Council sought to slow down the flow of subsidy money. Phase four is represented by the numerous new voices of playwrights, women and male gays, whose work has been written and produced since 1979. Some of these are young writers, writing in a climate of individual confidence which has been produced by the bedrock of work described in the previous phases. Some of the writers have worked their way through and with the various developments in the 1970s to find a stronger, more distinct theatrical confidence and voice.
In the nineteenth century the music hall created the individual performance art of male and female impersonation, and Vesta Tilley, the most successful of these, was aware that the CROSS-DRESSING, SEXUAL REPRESENTATION AND DIVISION OF LABOUR 25 sexuality conveyed by her personality was tinged with ambiguity: It may be because I generally appeared on stage as a young man that a big percentage of my admirers were women. Girls of all ages would wait in crowds to see me enter or leave the theatre, and each post brought me piles of letters varying from impassioned declarations of undying love to a request for an autograph, or photograph, or a simple flower, or a piece of ribbon I had worn.