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The 1960s and the 1968 Theatres Act

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the political and theatrical context of the 1960s to establish why and how — after so many failed attempts — theatre censorship was finally abolished with the passing of the ... More


Statutory Theatre Censorship, 1737–1892

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides an account of the historical and theatrical context of the 1730s, emphasizing in particular Henry Fielding's satirical attacks on Walpole and George II. It explains why ... More


Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Using previously unpublished material from the National Archives, this book offers a new perspective on British cultural history. Statutory theatre censorship was first introduced in Britain by Sir ... More


The Inter‐War Years

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter shows how, in the inter-war period, playwrights seemed less concerned as a group with the issue of theatre censorship than was the case with playwrights in the 1900s. The chapter also ... More


Further Attempts to end Statutory Theatre Censorship

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides a brief overview of the cultural and political context of the 1950s to help explain why any challenges to the Lord Chamberlain's authority were sporadic and largely ... More


Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

David Worrall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276752
eISBN:
9780191707643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276752.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book argues that Romantic period drama for the stage is a neglected field of study. Looking beyond the Royal Theatres of Covent Garden and Drury Lane, it traces the link between networks of ... More


Theatre Censorship under the Royal Prerogative

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the early history of theatre censorship exercised under the Royal Prerogative. Beginning with the Elizabethan period and concluding in the early 18th century, it gives a concise ... More


Introduction

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This intoductory chapter explores how this title reveals the early history of theatre censorship exercised under the Royal Prerogative. Starting with the Elizabethan period and concluding in the ... More


Shakespeare, Patronage, and the Court

Richard Dutton

in Shakespeare, Court Dramatist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198777748
eISBN:
9780191823169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777748.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter examines the symbiotic relationship between the court of Queen Elizabeth and the principal playing companies of the day, especially after the erection of purpose-built playhouses around ... More


Actions That a Man Might Play: Hamlet on Stage in 1599–1601

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Hamlet's original staging in the Globe Theatre, on the south bank of the Thames River, commanded the talents of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, with Richard Burbage, Augustine ... More


Rewriting the Past

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the relation between changing sexual and social mores and the widespread revival of familiar Victorian plots in plays of the 1910s and 1920s. The familiar melodrama plot of ... More


Endings

Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean

in Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300191998
eISBN:
9780300206890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191998.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This concluding chapter discusses the final appearances of the Lord Strange’s Men following the death of the company’s patron, Ferdinando Stanley. It also turns to speculations about the earl’s ... More


Shakespeare and The Renaissance Stage

Edel Lamb

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reviews the multiple institutional influences on the original productions of Shakespeare's plays by the company for which he wrote throughout most of his career, the Lord Chamberlain's ... More


English Decency and French Immorality

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the translation and adaptation of French plays for the English stage in the nineteenth century. In response to changes in divorce and marriage laws and the commercial and ... More


The Curtain Between the Theatre and the Globe

Bruce R. Smith

in The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226763781
eISBN:
9780226763811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763811.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In April 1597, the Lord Chamberlain's Men lost their lease on the Theater in London. The Theater was the first permanent, purpose-built playhouse in Britain since Roman times. In December 1598, the ... More


Play, parts and players

Robert Shaughnessy

in As You Like It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719086939
eISBN:
9781526132192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086939.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Through close reading of the text of As You Like It, this chapter traces the early performance and publication history of the play, focusing in particular on the significance of the part system and ... More


The ‘Academy’ Years, 1720–32

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes George Frideric Handel's association with the Royal Academy of Music as Master of the orchestra. Under the perpetual governorship of the Lord Chamberlain, Handel's first order ... More


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