The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4

The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4

Author: Dr Steve Nicholson

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859899888

Category: History

Page: 512

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The 1960s was a significant decade in social and political spheres in Britain, especially in the theatre. As certainties shifted and social divisions widened, a new generation of theatre makers arrived, ready to sweep away yesterday’s conventions and challenge the establishment. Focusing on plays we know, plays we have forgotten, and plays which were silenced forever, this book demonstrates the extent to which censorship shaped the theatre voices of the decade. The concluding part of Steve Nicholson’s four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 until 1968, previously undocumented material from the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives in the British Library and the Royal archives at Windsor are examined to describe the political and cultural implications of a powerful elite exerting pressure in an attempt to preserve the veneer of a polite, unquestioning society.
The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Dr Steve Nicholson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-29 - Publisher: University of Exeter Press

The 1960s was a significant decade in social and political spheres in Britain, especially in the theatre. As certainties shifted and social divisions widened, a new generation of theatre makers arrived, ready to sweep away yesterday’s conventions and challenge the establishment. Focusing on plays we know, plays we have forgotten,
The Censorship of British Drama, 1900-1968: The Fifties
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Steve Nicholson
Categories: Censorship
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

New paperback, with contextualising timeline and biographies, published in association with the Society for Theatre Research Published in paperback for the first time, this is the third part of Steve Nicholson's warmly reviewed four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 to 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the
The Battle for Christian Britain
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Callum G. Brown
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-17 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Exposes the mechanisms by which conservative Christianity dominated British culture during 1945-65 and their subsequent collapse.
Staging the Past in the Age of Thatcher
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Anthony P. Pennino
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-07 - Publisher: Springer

This book investigates how the British theatrical community offered an alternative and oppositional historical narrative to the heritage culture promulgated by the Thatcher and Major Governments in the 1980s and early 1990s. It details the challenges the theatre faced, especially reductions in government funding, and examines seminal playwrights of the
A Matter of Obscenity
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Christopher Hilliard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-28 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

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