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Theatre censorship : from Walpole to Wilson

Author: David Thomas; David Carlton; Anne Etienne
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using previously unpublished material from the National Archives, this book provides an account of the introduction and abolition of theatre censorship in England, from Sir Robert Walpole's Licensing Act of 1737 to the successful campaign to abolish theatre censorship in 1968.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Thomas, David, 1942-
Theatre censorship.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)154707946
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Thomas; David Carlton; Anne Etienne
ISBN: 9780191531965 0191531960
OCLC Number: 193719826
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages)
Contents: Timeline of Statutory Theatre Censorship; Introduction; 1. Theatre Censorship under the Royal Prerogative; 2. Statutory Theatre Censorship, 1737-1892; 3. The 1909 Challenge to Statutory Theatre Censorship; 4. The Inter-War Years; 5. The 1949 Bid to end Statutory Theatre Censorship; 6. Further Attempts to end Statutory Theatre Censorship; 7. The 1960s and the 1968 Theatres Act; 8. The Aftermath: British Theatre following the Abolition of Statutory Censorship; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: David Thomas, David Carlton, Anne Etienne.

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